Spiny lobster relies on deep-sea vent chemistry

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  • Spiny lobsters in the Caribbean eat clams that rely on chemosynthesis. Courtesy of C&EN Spiny lobsters in the Caribbean eat clams that rely on chemosynthesis. Courtesy of C&EN
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The Caribbean crustacean’s food chain contains bacteria that generate energy using sulfur oxidation, showing that chemosynthesis supports a multi-million-dollar fishing industry. School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Assistant Professor Jennifer Glass weighs in on a new study. 

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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences

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School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, chemosynthesis, jennifer glass
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  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 9, 2016 - 10:31am
  • Last Updated: Dec 9, 2016 - 11:10am