Tag: South Pacific

Crowds of Ancient Bacteria Found Living Underneath the Seafloor of the South Pacific

Scientists were shocked to discover massed colonies of bacteria thriving on pieces of organic matter under 100-million-year-old rocks deep in the South Pacific seafloor. One study discovered 10 billion organisms with a single cell crammed in a 1-cubic-centimeter space which is similar to the density of bacteria in the human stomach. Since the samples were Read More