Basic Life Forms Found Underground in the ‘Subterranean Galapagos’

Canada’s Kidd Mine has been undisturbed for about 2 billion years, and it is one of the deepest areas that has even been explored by humans. It’s also the home to the planet’s oldest water reservoir. All basic life forms are growing in the cave, even if it’s sealed off in complete darkness. There’s a research team from the University of Toronto that discovered single-cell organisms.

These creatures survived when they had no chance, and they did it by feeding on the chemicals that were produced by the reservoir interacting with the rocks that surrounded them.

The life growth is located 2.4 km below the surface

Dr. Sherwood-Lollar has talked about this discovery, and she said that studies show that we have found life culturing growth on the waters, at 2.4 km below the surface. This happens beneath the Canadian Shield, in a place in Ontario – Kid Creek in Timmins. If we are to take a look at it, we’d see that it’s the deepest observatory, which also allows scientists to research the water, the energy and the life that’s found in the deep sub-surface. She also talked about the number of different metabolic metabolisms which are used by the microorganisms, but that they are all sulfate.

This discovery actually helps us in better understanding how the deepwater organisms can have a chance of survival in the hidden, sealed caves, and many other areas from the deep biosphere from Earth. We are talking about what’s called “underground Galapagos.”

A report from 2018 from the Deep Carbon Observatory has made an estimation: the cells that are living deep below the surface of Earth is found at five hundred thousand trillion. Their weight is of 300 times more than us humans combined on Earth.

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