Archaea Research (image) University of Tennessee at Knoxville Share Print E-Mail 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 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.