Underwater “Lost City” Built by Microbes? – Scientific American

Geologists find that ancient underwater structures off Greece were likely created by methane jets and bacteria

By Shannon Hall on June 3, 2016

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Microbes in the sediment use carbon in the methane as a fuel, which alters the chemistry of the sediment and forms a natural cement. Over time currents erode softer surrounding sediment, revealing the harder, naturally formed structures.  Credit: University of Athens via Scientific America

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/underwater-lost-city-built-by-microbes/

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