SETI bioastro: The worms that eat methane

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From: Larry Klaes (larry.klaes@incent.com)
Date: Tue May 08 2001 - 06:24:25 PDT


In 1997, Charles Fisher, professor of biology at Penn State, discovered
this remarkable creature living on mounds of methane ice under half a mile
of ocean on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico.
 
The new worm species, Hesiocaeca methanicola has already helped
redefine "life as we know it." The ice worms eat methane and could
provide clues about early life on this and other planets.

Redefining "Life as We Know it"

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewnews.html?id=339

 
 


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