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2017 Charles and Marie Fish Lecture in Oceanography

  • Corliss Auditorium, URI Graduate School of Oceanography 215 South Ferry Road Narragansett, RI, 02882 United States (map)

About: A talk titled “Buried Alive: Life Beneath the Seafloor” will be presented by Beth Orcutt, senior research scientist for the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine. About 70 percent of Earth’s surface is covered by marine sediment and oceanic crust. This marine subsurface serves as a vast reservoir of microscopic life, but scientists don’t fully understand how all of the microbes get their energy to grow or the full impact of their activity on chemical cycling. This lecture will highlight expeditions led by Orcutt to explore for life in deep sediment and rocks, and will present an overview of recent discoveries. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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