Geology

Swan River’s condition becomes Awful

Swan River’s condition becomes Awful

According to a latest report, condition of the Swan River in the Western Australia has become very vulnerable during the past recent years.

According to sources, initially the Swan River was used for fishing. But over the time, any fish which was too small to eat was considered to be bait in order to attract heavy fishes. Also, the fish such as blowies and trumpeters were ill-treated to a great extent. It has also been revealed by the sources that the tails of such fish were cut many-a-times and then it was thrown into the water again, which resulted in their deaths.

New Japan Island: Volcanic Eruption Causes Formation of New Island in Pacific Ocean

New Japan Island: Volcanic Eruption Causes Formation of New Island in Pacific Ocean

According to a latest report, a new volcanic island has been recently formed in the Pacific Ocean. According to sources, this island has come into existence due to a recent eruption that spewed ash as well as lava fragments out and contributed to the making of another separate island in the Pacific Ocean.

It has also been revealed by the sources that this new island has been formed about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) south of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean.

Oldest Large Body of Ancient Water Found

Oldest Large Body of Ancient Water Found

As per recent reports, it has been unveiled that a group of geologists have found the oldest large body of ancient water beneath the Chesapeake Bay.

Researchers from the U. S. Geological Survey were of the view that the water found was having salinity twice the level that has been found in modern seawater. "When we actually drilled and took the core back, we found that there was a large section of the core that had water in it that had about twice the salinity", said study researchers.

Volcano Findings Suggest Fire Below ice in Antarctica

Volcano Findings Suggest Fire Below ice in Antarctica

According to a latest report, scientists who were studying the statistics and the environment of the west Antarctica have come across a serendipitous discovery about the heat buried underneath the sheets of ice. According to these researchers, the world's coldest continent comprises a blazing volcano over half a mile underneath the ice.

Doug Wiens, a professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis says that they were not at all expecting to find anything of this sort in the world's coldest continent.

Haloarchaea Survives in a 3,500-year-old Lake and is the World’s Saltiest Lake

Haloarchaea Survives in a 3,500-year-old Lake and is the World’s Saltiest Lake

A 3,500-year-old lake may throw light on how life blooms in the severe cold conditions. This lake is considered to be the world's saltiest lake.

Deep Lake, in Antarctica's Vestfold Hills, is full of haloarchaea. Such a microbe is a single-celled and requires high concentration of salt for its growth. Scientists have revealed how the microbes live in water whose temperature rises up to 4 degrees Fahrenheit.

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