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Iron-Eating Bug Is Gobbling Up the Titanic

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gambit3 writes “A newly discovered microbe dubbed Halomonas titanicae is chewing its way through the wreck of the Titanic and leaving little behind except a fine dust, researchers report in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. ‘In 1995, I was predicting that Titanic had another 30 years,’ said Henrietta Mann, a civil engineering adjunct professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ‘It’s deteriorating much faster than that now.’”

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