I wouldn't worry too much. It sounds like these organisms came from a
very harsh environment. Typically, the trade offs microbes make to
survive in such a place means that they cannot compete with "normal"
microbes in a more friendly environment. Such is the case with bacteria
found in hot springs, volcanoes, and Antarctica. I imagine it is probably
the same for critters found three miles down.
"So high, so low, so many things to know." -- V. Vinge
On Wed, 19 Jan 2000, Michael M. Butler wrote:
> And we ask the question: Are they doing this work in a Category IV
> facility? Echo answers mournfully.
> Larry Klaes wrote:
> > the fuzzy tangles of filaments
> > resembled fungi and appeared to reproduce quickly, forming dense colonies of
> > tendrils.
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