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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bacteria in Titanic rusticles

TITANIC BEING EATEN BY DESTRUCTIVE BACTERIA, by Rossella Lorenzi.
"A new bacterium isolated from the Titanic wreck is accelerating the wreck's disintegration into a pile of dust."
These are bacteria potentially dangerous to underwater metal structures.  Shipwrecks disapper but also offshore oil and gas pipelines. The articecle tells that the newly discovered species could also have positive applications for industry for instance in the recycling of iron structures in deep ocean.