(Undated) — The Arctic Ocean has caught a new form of chlamydia. Scientists from Uppsala University in Sweden have discovered that the new species fills the bottom of the Arctic, almost two miles deep. While normal chlamydia needs a host such as humans to survive, the new form lives in an environment without oxygen and larger life forms. The bacteria, which luckily won’t be affecting humans anytime soon, was found in dirt samples near a series of hydrothermal vents. Researchers say in some areas of the Arctic marine ecosystems, the new type of chlamydia was the most dominant bacteria present. They still don’t know how it is growing or surviving.
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