DEEP SEA LIFE IN ABUN­DANCE

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Scot­tish nat­u­ral­ist Charles Wyville Thom­son dredges the ocean floor and dis­cov­ers life as deep as 2,400 fath­oms (4,389 me­tres). This ev­i­dence fi­nally dis­proves Ed­ward Forbes’ the­ory of a life­less (azoic) zone be­low 300 fath­oms (550 me­tres).

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