Tyler Mackey '08 Makes Videos Of Life In An Antarctic Lake

February 3, 2011
By UC - Davis News And Information

UC Davis geologists have been using laser scanning and underwater video to capture images of life in an ice-covered Antarctic lake.

Dawn Sumner, professor of geology, and graduate student Tyler Mackey have been studying bacterial communities called microbialites in the lake. These microbialites, which can grow into rocklike structures, are similar to the earliest known fossils of life on Earth from billions of years ago.

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