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Ocean of Pseudoscience Shorty – Chemosynthetic ecosystems and independence from the sun

biology, deep sea, Natural Science, Ocean of Pseudoscience Week, ScienceSeptember 9, 2010

One of the many frequent claims that crop up in both popular and scientific reports about deep-sea hydrothermal vents is that chemosynthetic ecosystems are independent of photosynthetic ecosystems. Even high quality scientific reporting have been guilty of making this claim: “These animals live completely independent of sunlight” (NOAA Ocean Explorer). But are chemosynthetic systems totally […]