The ancient ocean floor contains an enormous array of marine plants, from lichens to cephalopods, and ancient records of life on them.
But they were lost to history when modern ships and mining methods drove them out of their ancient habitats.
Now, a team of scientists has revealed the secrets of the plants, including their unique relationship with the earth’s crust.
The researchers report their findings in the March 23 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The new results also shed light on the history of seafloor life, as well as the evolution of a wide range of marine creatures.
Scientists have long known that plants grow on the seaflours, but their exact role in this process is still unclear.
The seaflour is an organic layer of rock and mud that forms on the bottom of the sea.
The layers are typically covered in layers of organic material, but sometimes also contain shells and sediment.
The shells are made up of shells and other organic material that has been broken off pieces of rocks, and then deposited into the seafloors.
These deposits are believed to be rich in minerals and nutrients that provide food for marine life.
Scientists knew about these ancient seafloures because they were used to harvest fish and other organisms for their oil.
But in the past, some marine organisms have been found to be adapted to living in these sediments.
For example, the researchers report that the species of marine plant called Eubacterium have evolved adaptations to survive in these kinds of environments.
The plants are so well-adapted that the team was able to identify the chemical makeup of their shells and determine that they were actually made up mainly of sulfur.
In the paper, the team describes how the sulfur was converted into the plant-derived molecule, which in turn was converted to the essential oil, glycerol.
They also found that the oil is highly concentrated, so that it’s very potent in killing parasites and bacteria.
So it’s possible that the marine plants are actually responsible for the protection of our oceans and the health of the people who live there, said lead author Andrea Breslin, a marine ecologist at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in La Jolla, California.
Bresling said that the plants also contain some nutrients that help the marine life live in the harsh conditions.
These include a fatty acid called glycerin that is used by the animals in the algae that form the shells.
Bases the oil on the plant glyceric acid, Bresline said.
“The plants have a symbiotic relationship with it,” she said.
Bonts, the algae The scientists also found the plant to be an important part of a natural symbiosis between the animals and plants that live in shallow water.
The animals have been known to feed on the plants for more than 100 million years.
Bours said that during this time, the plant was one of the few organisms that survived the onslaught of pollution.
The scientists used a technique called high-resolution structural analysis to measure the amount of sulfur in the plants’ shells and found that there were about 10 times more sulfur in their shells than in the rest of the shell.
“That suggests that they are the ones with this chemical defense mechanism,” Bont said.
The team also found evidence that the algae and their symbiotic plants are able to use these compounds to survive.
For instance, the plants were able to digest bacteria by using the sulfur-containing compounds as a source of nutrients.
The symbiotic algae and plants also produce enzymes that help break down carbon dioxide, which helps them live in these shallow waters.
The algae also produce an enzyme that breaks down the sulfur, so the animals can eat the algae.
Bets, the fossils The discovery is important because it means that we have a better idea of how life may have adapted to these types of environments, said Bresli, who was not involved in the research.
The marine life in the seafloshes were mostly scavengers that lived in a relatively shallow environment, so they may have used the shells as protection.
And because the animals have adapted, they may also have evolved some defenses.
For one thing, the animals may have developed an enzyme to break down some of the sulfur compounds in their shell.
The enzyme is called cationic sulfate dehydrogenase (CSDH), and it helps break down the compounds in the shells that the animals need to survive and to build their shells.
“We’re very excited about these results,” Bresl said.
It is important to understand how the marine animals and the plants interacted, she said, because the team hopes to use the data to understand the evolution and the adaptation of the organisms.
Boudreaux, the archaeologist “The fact that we’ve been able to show that the organisms in these marine life are able actually to survive these types [of pollution] suggests that there is an adaptive function that they