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7,000 Feet Under The Sea: Louisiana State University Scientists Take Geology To Great Depths

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December 26, 2000
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Two Louisiana State University recently geology professors took their research to new depths -- 7,000 feet down into the Gulf, to be exact -- to study hydrocarbon seeps, gas hydrates and the single-celled micro-organisms called foraminifera that live in those environments.

BATON ROUGE -- As LSU researcher Paul Aharon slowly descended into the depths of the dark, cold water of the Gulf of Mexico, the classical music of Vivaldi reverberated in his head. He sank deeper and deeper as the music rose and fell, so consumed by the hour-and-a-half journey that by the time he reached the floor of the Gulf he had to remind himself that he was there to work.


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Louisiana State University. (2000, December 26). 7,000 Feet Under The Sea: Louisiana State University Scientists Take Geology To Great Depths. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001226082335.htm
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