Microbes Live in Water, Suspended in Oil (1 of 5) (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. 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.