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UDaily: Distinguished lecturer - Marine biologist Biddle awarded lectureship on deep-ocean drilling research

UDaily: Distinguished lecturer - Marine biologist Biddle awarded lectureship on deep-ocean drilling research

From drilling rigs in the middle of the ocean, scientists have been digging deep for clues about Earth’s history and life beneath the seafloor for decades. Bringing up slices of oceanic crust has led to discoveries on prehistoric climate, a 65-million-year-old asteroid impact and plate tectonics.

“These are all things that we can get from doing this kind of experimentation,” said Jennifer Biddle, assistant professor of marine biosciences in the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. “But there’s so much more to know, and I try to leave people with the idea that we’ve only just scratched the surface.”