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Life discovered on dead hydrothermal vents

Post Number:#1  Postby Marine News » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:02 am

Life discovered on dead hydrothermal vents
25 January 2012, 7:42 am

Microbiologists have found that the microbes that thrive on hot fluid methane and sulfur spewed by active hydrothermal vents are supplanted, once the vents go cold, by microbes that feed on the solid iron and sulfur that make up the vents themselves.

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