These Microbes May Have Survived 100 Million Years Beneath the Seafloor

Steven D’Hondt, a geomicrobiologist from the Graduate School of Oceanography says, “The South Pacific Gyre is an aquatic nowhere. It’s the spot in the sea that’s farther from land than any other, so devoid of nutrients, life and even continental dust that it’s considered “the deadest spot in the ocean””. D’Hondt among other scientists and researchers discover microbes about 20,000 feet beneath the gyre, which infers that these microbes may be the oldest living organisms ever found.   Read the article to learn more about these microbes here.