Extreme shrimp may hold clues to alien life At one of the world’s deepest undersea hydrothermal vents, tiny shrimp are piled on top of each other, layer upon layer, crawling on rock chimneys that spew hot water. Bacteria, inside the shrimps’ mouths and in specially evolved gill covers, produce organic matter that feed the crustaceans.
Earthworms could help scientists ‘dig’ into past climates A team of UK researchers believe earthworms could provide a window into past climates, allowing scientists to piece together the prevailing weather conditions thousands of years ago.
Mussel power: Ocean shells can help predict rise in sea levels Ocean mussels could be key to helping scientists predict more accurately the rise in sea levels caused by the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Selected media appearances
Extreme shrimp may hold clues to alien life. The Telegraph, November 26, 2014.
Tiefseegarnelen: Wie Aliens vom Jupitermond. Spiegel Online, November 25, 2014.
Extreme shrimp may hold clues to alien life, NASA says. CNN Tech, November 24, 2014.
Deep Water Shrimp Offer Evidence of Life on Inhospitable Planets. TIME, November 24, 2014.
Do aliens look like SHRIMP? Nasa researchers say tiny ‘extreme shrimp’ on sea bed could help hunt for extraterrestrial life. Mail Online, November 24, 2014.
Worm poo’s window into past climate. BBC News Science & Environment, July 10, 2013.
The key to predicting climate change? Just study the temperature of earthworm poo, say scientists. Mail Online, July 9, 2013.
In a lift with… Dr Emma Versteegh. University of Reading web page, February 6, 2013.
Campus round-up (Mussel memory). Times Higher Education, January 3, 2013.
Klimaatsignaal in Schelp. De Groene Telegraaf, January 2, 2010.