Monday, April 12, 2010


Animals That Live Without Oxygen

"Scientists have found the first multicellular animals that apparently live entirely without oxygen. The creatures reside deep in one of the harshest environments on earth: the Mediterranean Ocean's L'Atalante basin, which contains salt brine so dense that it doesn't mix with the oxygen-containing waters above.". News article @ ScienceNOW.

Research article:

Danovaro, R., A. Dell'Anno , A. Pusceddu , C. Gambi , I. Heiner and R.M. Kristensen. [2010] "The first metazoa living in permanently anoxic conditions". BMC Biology, 8:30.

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