Date: 2 weeks ago   Category: Science

In the Mariana hollow found the bacteria devouring oil


In the Mariana hollow the greatest number of such bacteria is concentrated. It was shown by a recent expedition. Scientists from the University of East Anglia found the unique bacteria feeding on oil in the deepest part of the World Ocean - the Mariana hollow. Writes Phys.org about it. Together with researchers from China and Russia they carried out the fullest analysis of microbic populations in the deepest point of the ocean. The Mariana hollow is located in the western part of the Pacific Ocean and reaches depth about 11,000 meters. For comparison, height of Everest is 8,848 meters. "We know more about Mars, than about the deepest part of the ocean", - professor Xiao-Hua Zhang from the Ocean university in China which directed a research told. Today some expeditions investigated the organisms living in this ecosystem. The group of scientists studied the samples collected in the deepest part of the Mariana hollow (about 36,000 feet down), and found new group of bacteria which decompose hydrocarbons which are the main components of such substances as natural gas and oil. This category of bacteria is not new - these microorganisms meet in many places and promote oil reduction, for example, at its floods. Nevertheless, the research showed that the Mariana hollow is the house for the highest population of these microorganisms on Earth. Earlier it was reported that scientists predicted probable full extinction of dolphins because of global warming. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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