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New depth limit for deep-sea marine burrows

University of Leeds, January 10, 2018



“Scientists have found fossil evidence of deep-sea

marine life burrowing up to eight meters below

the seabed -- four times the previously observed

depth for modern deep-sea life.”


Ancient outcrops give new depth limit for deep-sea burrows



The paper is:


S. L. Cobain, D. M. Hodgson, J. Peakall, P. B. Wignall,

M. R. D. Cobain. A new macrofaunal limit in the deep

biosphere revealed by extreme burrow depths in

ancient sediments. Scientific Reports, 2018; 8 (1)

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-18481-w





Paul H.

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