Thioploca Bacteria (image) University of Southern Denmark Caption This photo shows a sample of giant bacteria Thioploca retrieved from the researchers research cruise in the Pacific. Credit Loreto de Brabrandere Usage Restrictions correct mention of photographers name. 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.