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Deep sea microbes may be key to oceans’ climate change feedback

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A giant scale worm is seen on the Antarctic seabed at 645 meters (2116 feet) below the surface in Antarctic waters in January 2008. Photograph: Martin Riddle/AP

Microbe populations make up 11-31% of living matter in the ocean seabed, but decline significantly as oceans warm

May 6, 2016 — Microbes are hardly the poster-children of climate change, but they have far more impact than polar bears on Earth’s carbon cycle – and therefore on our climate. A new study published Friday in Science Advances finds that seabed bacteria and archaea Continue reading Deep sea microbes may be key to oceans’ climate change feedback