Archaea Research (image) University of Tennessee at Knoxville Caption The core sample has just been brought up from the bottom of the Aarhus Bay and is being cut up. The researchers find archaea in the samples, which--to their great surprise--turn out to live on protein degradation. Credit Bo Barker Jørgensen, Aarhus University Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.