Microbe Mat the size of Greece Discovered in Pacific

Patrick Nosker April 19, 2010 0

When you think of the ocean, you probably think of Whales, Fish, Coral, and other typical “marine” animals.  What you likely don’t think about are the things smaller than you can see.  It turns out that microbes make up over half of the ocean life.  Usually, they are dispersed in a way that makes them difficult to visualize, but researchers discovered off the coast of South America, in the Pacific Ocean, a continuous mat of microbes taking up more area than the country of Greece.  

Read more at Scientific American

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