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In Search of Life Under the Seafloor

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Fruh-Green Gretchen, Orcutt Beth,
Project Hydration and carbonation of mantle peridotite: Drilling the Atlantis Massif (MAR 30°N) and the Samail ophiolite (Oman)
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Eos
Volume (Issue) 100
Page(s) 31 - 35
Title of proceedings Eos
DOI 10.1029/2019eo113213


A multinational research team drilled into the seafloor to see whether chemical processes in exposed shallow mantle rocks could generate nutrients to support life in the subsurface.