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Gigantic New SuperOrganism with 'Social Intelligence' is Devouring the Titanic

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"In 2000, Roy Cullimore, a microbial ecologist and Charles Pellegrino, scientist and author of Ghosts of the Titanic discovered that the Titanic --which sank in the Atlantic Ocean 97 years ago -- was being devoured by a monster microbial industrial complex of extremophiles as alien we might expect to find on Jupiter's ocean-bound Europa. What they discovered is the largest, strangest cooperative microorganism on Earth."

Via Maggie Koerth-Baker/BoingBoing.net
 
 

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