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Creatures Of The Abyss Invade Surface World
2012-06-11 02:43:47

Scientists studying deep-ocean hydrothermal vents have discovered that some life forms can survive the extreme pressure change from ocean-floor to sea surface.

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2005-07-01 07:05:00

A team of researchers has found evidence of photosynthesis taking place deep within the Pacific Ocean. The team found a bacterium that is the first photosynthetic organism that doesn't live off sunlight but from the dim light coming from hydrothermal vents nearly 2,400 meters (7,875 feet) deep in the ocean.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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