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Scientists Document First Consumption of Abundant Life-form, Archaea
March 12, 2012
Scientists have documented for the first time, that animals can and do consume Archaea--a type of single-celled microorganism thought to be among the most abundant life-forms on Earth. Archaea that consume the greenhouse gas methane were in turn eaten by worms living at deep-sea cold seeps off Costa Rica and the West Coast of the United States.
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