Mussels were collected from the cold-seep site Central Zone 2A (Pockmark area), from the mud volcanoes (MVs) Amon and Cheops at the Nile Deep Sea Fan area and at the MV Amsterdam in the Anaximander Mounts (Fig.
modiolaeformis upon CHEMECOLIs that were deployed for only a period of 10 days in the central pockmark within the Nile Deep Sea Fan in 2006 (Gaudron et al.
As part of the research, University of Liverpool researchers, in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and Petrobras, the national oil company of Brazil, analyzed sedimentary material taken from two boreholes near the mouth of the river to calculate the age of the Amazon river and the Amazon deep sea fan
In summers with the melting of these glaciers, the water flowed westwards' creating the river, originating in Tibet and ending in one of the worlds largest deep sea fans
in the delta off the Arabian Sea.
He added: "The drilling helps with our understanding of how deep sea fans
, such as the Amazon grow over time.
But `stingers' hold no terror for PEOPLE deep sea fans
Roy Brooks of Dorset and Adam Cousins from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
Deep sea fans
like the bamboo coral are animals that feed on suspended organic material that floats by.