At the bottom of the Mariana Trench, where, as previously thought, there can not be life, scientists still managed to detect microbial activity, according to an article in Nature Geoscience
According to new data in the bottom of the deepest ocean trench (about 11 kilometers) there is a rich microfauna that support automated vehicle collected soil samples in which it was found a huge number of microbes.
Scientists note that these single-celled organisms breathe oxygen and at the bottom of the depression and exhibit twice more active than at a depth of 6 km. Microorganisms feed on the remains of animals and plants that are falling from the upper layers of the ocean.
According to experts, the bottom of the trough so much organic material that there is every reason to believe that this underwater trough plays a major role in the Carbon cycle and thus affects the climate of our planet.
Recall that last year, at the bottom of the Mariana Trench visited a famous film director James Cameron, who is down on her bottom in a single submersible and was the first in 50 years, a man who went to the deepest point of the oceans.
The footage video, which analyzed the scientists were recorded giant amoeba and something resembling shrimp crustaceans, amphipods.