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  Re: [Aroid-l] OT: Fungi that eat ionizing radiation?
From: "ExoticRainforest" <Steve at ExoticRainforest.com> on 2007.05.24 at 19:06:10(15701)

Far be it for me to discredit or vouch for any of this!
But I did find it interesting due to another interest dear to my heart.
I'm one of less than a thousand people in the world who can document
having logged over 5000 scuba dives. My time in the water as a
professional underwater photographer included time in a deep
submersible. Never got to go down to the deep water in the mid-Atlantic
rift or the really deep water off Galapagos but I recently saw a National
Geographic special which featured deep ocean dives to both areas of the ocean
where live volcanoes are constantly spewing on the ocean floor. The
National Geographic team found large incredible marine life actually using the
noxious gasses produced by these volcanoes as a food source. And to top
that, many were living in water with a temp approaching 800 degrees! Some
were photographed crawling into vents so hot it was actually burning them alive
and they were happily gathering and eating the stuff!

Nothing ought to be able to live in complete darkness, with
extremely high temperatures while using "poisons" as food, but they
do! So I don't have any idea if anything in this article is factual, but
apparently life can and does exist in places we would not have previously
expected it to survive. Perhaps the "Blob" exists as well!

Steve Lucas

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