Briny deep basin may be home to animals thriving without oxygen
Deep-sea creatures would be a remarkable first
By Susan Milius, 17:08 PM April 9, 2010
Back Story | Tough Creatures
The claim is startling and the evidence indirect, but marine biologists seem open to the idea that multicellular animals can live without oxygen.
Three species of loriciferan, a creature that sounds and looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, appear to go their whole lives without oxygen, researchers report online April 6 in BMC Biology.
“This discovery is truly exceptional,” says invertebrate biologist Gonzalo Giribet of Harvard University, who was not ...
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