Unusual Bacteria Discovered In Deepest Ocean Trench
(Click to enlarge) Mariana Trench (Credit: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
A few years ago, film director James Cameron spent hours scouring the world’s deepest ocean canyon for any sign of life. He found a few bizarre animals, but it turns out the real action in the Mariana Trench happens beyond the reach of a submersible’s camera.
(From Scientific American / by Becky Oskin and LiveScience)– Researchers from Japan discovered microscopic bacteria thrive in the canyon called Challenger Deep, which is the lowest point on Earth’s surface and the deepest part of the Mariana Trench, the team reports Feb. 23 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read the full story »