Arctic bacteria — some like it hot

Surprisingly high numbers of heat-loving bacteria found in the cold Arctic Ocean

In subzero sediments off the island of Spitsbergen, scientists from the German Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology have detected high numbers of thermophilic (heat-loving) bacteria that are adapted to live in much warmer habitats. These thermophiles exist in the Arctic as spores — dormant forms that withstand adverse conditions for long periods, waiting for better times.
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