Every grain of sand is a metropolis for bacteria

Posted In Inform
Dec
14


Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Between 10,000 and 100,000 microorganisms live on each single grain of sand, as revealed in a study by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen. This means that an individual grain of sand can have twice as many residents as, say, the city of Fairbanks, Alaska.

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