Chemical reaction believed to support underground microbes is now unlikely
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=102906

NSF National Science Foundation, David Watanabe, sciforums-exoScience


This article published by the National Science Foundation reports on new findings that suggest hydrogen may not be an available energy source to bacteria living on or near the surface of the ocean floor.


Subject: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: General Public
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Ocean:Biological Oceanography