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Researchers Find High Numbers of Heat-loving Bacteria in Cold Arctic Ocean
September 17, 2009
A Canadian-led team of scientists has detected high numbers of heat loving, or thermophilic, bacteria in subzero sediments in the Arctic Ocean. The bacterial spores might provide a unique opportunity to trace seepages of fluids from hot sub-seafloor habitats, possibly pointing towards undiscovered offshore petroleum reservoirs. The findings could also hold important clues for solving broader riddles of bio-geography.
University of Calgary
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