4 Cells Turn Seabed Microbiology Upside Down (image) Aarhus University Share Print E-Mail Caption The core sample has just been brought up from the bottom of the Bay of Aarhus 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 Jorgensen Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.