Gallery: “Rock Breathing” Bacteria Could Help Soak Up Oil Spill in Gulf


A mind blowing discovery has been made by scientists at East Anglia University in the UK. They’ve figured out how “rock breathing” bacteria — yes you read that correctly — that live below the Earth’s surface survive by, well, breathing rocks. In a recently released study they describe how these nifty microscopic organisms could be a huge help in cleaning up oil spills like the Deepwater Horizon disaster. With the spill inching towards the Gulf Coast solutions like this could help lessen the oily impact the disaster will surely have on the US coastline.

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1 Comment

  1. ddake May 4, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    How do we get these ideas implemented????????????

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