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Scientists find microbes in ocean's lower crust
3/13/2020

Fungi, bacteria and one-cell organisms live in the cracks of rocks deep in the ocean's lower crust, scientists say in a study published in Nature. Researchers, who drilled rock cores in the Indian Ocean and recovered samples from 750 meters into the crust, say the microbes' survival depends on the circulation of fluids carrying organic material from the ocean above.

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