As you know, I love diving...
... and although I never go much below 100 feet (33 meters), I'm fascinated by the creatures that live way down deep in the sea. They're interesting, wonderful, and exceedingly strange.
But... as I was talking with a friend yesterday I realized that while I have a pretty good idea of the animals that live in the bottom of the sea, I have NO IDEA what animals might live deep in the earth.
|Any creatures down there?|
That made me curious: Does anything live down there?
You can see where this is going. It's time for us to go deep.
1. What, if anything, lives deep in the earth? I know moles, earthworms, ants, and gophers live in the earth--but they don't go very deep. Are there any creatures that live REALLY deep in the earth? If so, what are they like?
How would you start a search like this?
I'm really curious about two aspects of this:
(a) How far down in the earth does life exist?
(b) How do you (the researcher) know?
What counts as a credible source for an SRS Challenge like this? (Few of us are going to actually go check it out, so what makes you believe a particular source?)
I'm really curious to see what we can discover.
How far down into the planet does life exist?
Let us know what you find. Be sure to say HOW you found it, and WHY you believe the source!