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Digging for Time Capsules

Penn State geoscientists are participating in seafloor drilling expeditions aimed at recovering geologic records of ancient climate variations, dramatic changes in biodiversity, and rapid changes in the circulation and chemistry of the ocean.


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Giant Tube Worm Colony

Giant tube worms are marine invertebrates related to tubeworms commonly found in the intertidal and pelagic zones. These giants live over a mile deep on the floor of the Pacific Ocean near black smokers and can tolerate extremely high temperatures and sulfur levels.

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