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Life Thrives in Porous Rock Deep Beneath the Seafloor, Scientists Say
December 7, 2010
Researchers have found compelling evidence for an extensive biological community living in porous rock deep beneath the seafloor. The microbes in this hidden world appear to be an important source of dissolved organic matter in deep-ocean water, a finding that could dramatically change ideas about the ocean carbon cycle.
University of California, Santa Cruz
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