Drilling for DNA

Diatom paleontologist Dr. Linda Armbrecht wants to use the past to understand how modern climate change might affect marine life. But the microfossils she looks at every day through the microscope are only one piece of the puzzle. To answer questions about how ocean ecosystems have changed over the last 12,000 years and beyond, she’s looking for something else in the mud: ancient DNA.

Learn more about the science of Expedition 382 to Iceberg Alley aboard the JOIDES Resolution here: https://joidesresolution.org/expedition/382/

Video by: Lee Stevens

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Industrious Ferret” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/See Less

Drilling for DNA

Diatom paleontologist Dr. Linda Armbrecht wants to use the past to understand how modern climate change might affect marine life. But the microfossils she looks at every day through the microscope are only one piece of the puzzle. To answer questions about how ocean ecosystems have changed over the last 12,000 years and beyond, she’s looking for something else in the mud: ancient DNA.Learn more about the science of Expedition 382 to Iceberg Alley aboard the JOIDES Resolution here: https://joidesresolution.org/expedition/382/Video by: Lee StevensMusic from https://filmmusic.io"Industrious Ferret" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Posted by JOIDES Resolution on Friday, 17 May 2019