"It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars."
-David Attenborough
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Life-forms Discovered in Dead Sea

Dead Sea life picture: A diver holds a rock from a Dead Sea spring.At the bottom of the Dead Sea, a group of scientists found many giant craters spewing fresh water. The Dead Sea lies in between the countries Isreal, and Jordan. At 100 ft. below sea level, they found craters 33ft wide, and 43 ft. deep. "The craters were covered with films and suprisingly thick mats of new bacterial species", says Marine Microbiologist Danny Ionescu of Max Planck Institute in Germany. The scientists found these craters by looking for big groups of bubbles. "It's a very unique experience", says Ionescu. Who knows what we will see next.

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