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Strange Life Found in Deepest Ocean

by Tsing Mui on October 31, 2011 at 11:25 am

Scientists plumbing the depths of the Mariana Trench — the deepest part of the ocean on the planet — have identified gigantic amoebas lurking miles and miles beneath the waters.

The creatures are called xenophyophores, and scientists from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UC San Diego spotted them in the cold, crushing depths 6.6 miles beneath the white caps.


Photo: NOAA

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Posted in Aquatic News by Tsing Mui on October 31st, 2011 at 11:25 am.

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