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Vast, zombie-like microbial life lurks beneath seabed

About 70 percent of the Earth’s microbes live in its depths, in rocks once considered barren but where bacteria and other unicellular organisms abound

By Ivan Courrone and Kerry Sheridan  /  AFP, TAMPA

“They are new branches on the tree of life that have been on Earth, doing whatever it is that they do, for billions of years, but without us ever noticing them,” she said.

“It is like looking beside you and finding that you have an officemate you never knew about.”

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