The bloom is comprised of Cyanobacteria, organisms that changed the face of Earth some 2.4 billion years ago.
We can't see them in the water, but tiny organisms -- many of which are invisible to the unaided human eye -- make up 98 percent of the oceans' biomass and cause most of the biological activity there.
Viruses take over bacteria that feed on sulfur-spewing vents on the ocean floor. Continue reading →
Bacteria that chow down on methane gas could trap greenhouse gas before it contributes to global warming, reports a new study.
Antibiotic-tainted waterways may breed super-bacteria in the aquatic arteries of America's cities. Continue reading →
Russian scientists believe they have found a wholly new type of bacteria in the subglacial Lake Vostok in Antarctica.
Researchers defend their finding that microbes integrated arsenic into their cells.
Flushing unused antibiotics down the toilet is leading to a growing problem of drug-resistant bacteria.
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