As a graduate student, Cavanaugh was the first to propose that the giant tube worm, Riftia pachyptila, obtains its food from bacteria living within its cells. In a process called chemosynthesis, these bacteria use the energy locked within reduced chemicals (e.g., hydrogen sulfide) to synthesize organic matter, allowing organisms such as the giant tube worm to exist on the ocean floor without sunlight.
they fail to mention her bear-wrestling and kickass sunglasses
which i presume she had because she is a champ and I want to be a ladyscientist like her
not to mention she has an adorable scientist husband who’s also a marine biologist and I assume they science adorably together even though he’s secretly insecure that she’s like super famous and stuff but she don’t even notice because she loves him and science too much