Organism does not fit into any of the known subdivisions of the animal kingdom.
Analysis of the samples taken from subglacial Lake Whillans, the researchers indicate, show that the water contains a diverse microbial community, many members of which can mine rocks for energy and use carbon dioxide as their source of carbon.Read more
Subglacial lake 800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet holds viable microbial ecosystems. Subglacial lake 800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet holds viable microbial ecosystems-
Scientists have discovered a vast iron plume more than 600 miles long billowing from hydrothermal vents beneath the South Atlantic Ocean.Read more
Hydrothermal vents billowing 600-mile long plume along Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Imagine swimming through a 50,000-year-old primeval forest. That's what happened to Ben Raines off the coast of Alabama. After hearing tales of a spot replete with fish and wildlife, Raines dove in and discovered masses of ancient bald cypress trees 60 feet below the surface. He says the stumps are as big as trucks and that the trees are so well-preserved that they still smell like fresh cypress sap when they're cut. The 0.5-square-mile forest was probably preserved in an oxygen-free environment under ocean sediment until Hurricane Katrina rolled in and uncovered it in 2005.Read more
Scuba divers have discovered a primeval underwater forest off the coast of Alabama