This deep-sea mystery is changing our understanding of life | Karen Lloyd

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How deep into the Earth can we go and still find life? Marine microbiologist Karen Lloyd introduces us to deep-subsurface microbes: tiny organisms that live buried meters deep in ocean mud and have been on Earth since way before animals. Learn more about these mysterious microbes, which refuse to grow in the lab and seem to have a fundamentally different relationship with time and energy than we do.

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Garth Gaspar says:

The oceans off the coast of Tennessee are the best

Patrick Montgomery says:

Excellent fruitful work. If these bacteria have a different clock to "normal" life are they a precursor to higher organisms or are they effectively disparate?

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Amber Li says:

high quality video!!!!thanks !

K O says:

This woman is so amazing I LOVE her passion!! So articulate and inspiring ✨✊

not applicable says:

Of course there's life in the mud under the ocean. To say there's not is justice everyone saying there's no life in space when here on earth we keep finding life in every corner and every crevice we look. We find life in the MOST INHOSPITABLE places we can find. It seems so obvious that it just blows my mind how the majority can consistently be SO WRONG….

WildAvenu3 says:

love her energy!

Shreyas p says:

Now I'm convinced that we will find life in space at least bacteria

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Adam Somes says:

Interested to know what radiometric dating would reveal, given that these cells are alive and also potentially very very old.

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