Clams feed off earth’s mantle near deep, low-temperature vents

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其他題名:Clams feed off earth’s mantle near deep low-temperature vents

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出版年:2012

出版社:Next Animation Studio

出版地:Taipei

集叢名:All about animals Natural and Social Science Animation.4,動物大觀園

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Japanese and US scientists working from the Japanese R/V Yokosuka have found a species of clam near low-temperature vents in the Mariana Trench. The clams live at a depth of 5,620 meters in a subduction zone near vents where low-temperature water emerges from exposed mantle. The mantle reacts with the water in a process called serpentinization, producing hydrogen and methane. The methane produces hydrogen sulfide, which clams feed on. Sources: Mainichi Daily News, University of Hawaii