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MT @noaaoceantoday: Giant one-celled organisms,about the size of a mango found 6.6 miles deep in the Mariana Trench

MT @noaaoceantoday: Giant one-celled organisms,about the size of a mango found 6.6 miles deep in the Mariana Trench

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Full article: http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/43450

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