Wednesday, April 07, 2010

First animals discovered that live without oxygen

Meet Loricifera, a group of tiny aquatic multi-cellular animals. And they are now the first form of animal found to be completely absent of the need for oxygen for its metabolism.

Quite exotic and interesting, yes? Perhaps this means that other, maybe even more complex, organisms might be found in other environments that do no require oxygen.

More info at the link.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To be technical Chris, this is not the first animal.

Chuck Norris does not require oxygen to live . . . oxygen requires him.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

First animals discovered that live without oxygen

Meet Loricifera, a group of tiny aquatic multi-cellular animals. And they are now the first form of animal found to be completely absent of the need for oxygen for its metabolism.

Quite exotic and interesting, yes? Perhaps this means that other, maybe even more complex, organisms might be found in other environments that do no require oxygen.

More info at the link.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To be technical Chris, this is not the first animal.

Chuck Norris does not require oxygen to live . . . oxygen requires him.