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Kimberly W. Land
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RELEASE NO.  01-011

For Release:   Feb. 2, 2001


Tuesday, February 6
W&M Professor to speak on Deep Sea Biology

     Deep sea biologist, Cindy Lee Van Dover has research that proves life can exist without sunlight in the deep sea. Swarming with mysterious and extraordinary life, giant tubeworms, clams, "eyeless" shrimp and bacteria are proving the theory that geothermal light on the seafloor might sustain photosynthesis by bacteria.

     Van Dover, an assistant biology professor at the College of William & Mary (W&M), will present "Photosynthesis in the Deep Sea without Sunlight? The Denouement!" at a colloquium at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at NASA Langley's H.J.E. Reid Conference Center.

 

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