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Microbes Live in Water, Suspended in Oil (1 of 5)

Caption: This is a site at Pitch Lake where liquid oil ascends to the surface. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the 8 August, 2014, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Rainer U. Meckenstock at Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen in Neuherberg, Germany, and colleagues was titled, 'Water droplets in oil are microhabitats for microbial life.'

Credit: Rainer Meckenstock

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