Sea animals, including dolphins and whales, have been featured in aquarium displays for years.
But now a new research paper shows that they also have the best chance of surviving and thriving in an environment with lots of bacteria.
The research was led by researchers at The Ohio State University and the University of Iowa and was published in the journal Nature Communications.
The study is the first to test a group of bacteria in a tank, including one called S. thermophilus, which are known to be a key ingredient in making aquariums thrive.
“What we have shown is that these are the species that actually thrive in the aquarium environment, because they’re able to thrive in such a small environment,” said Robert T. Kavira, a professor of biology at The University of Houston who led the study.
The researchers tested the bacteria by soaking them in a solution containing various compounds that help them grow.
The bacteria were then allowed to colonize the tank and grew.
They found that S. perforatum was the most common type of organism, but also E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and salmonella.
“If you add one of these to a bacterial population in an ocean tank, it can make a huge difference in how quickly they grow,” Kaviras said.
“And then if you have an aquarium with lots and lots of different kinds of organisms, that’s one of the things we’re looking for.”
The researchers said their findings showed that bacteria that can survive and thrive in aquarium environments are the ones that can thrive in a high-temperature environment.
They were also able to see that these organisms were able to colonise the tanks at a high rate compared to the other bacteria.
“In a high temperature environment, these bacteria thrive.
So you can have a high pH and a low temperature environment and you’re going to get some bacteria that you want to grow,” said co-author and assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology David H. Green, who also works at The Columbus Zoo.
In addition, the bacteria also appeared to have some special properties.
For example, S. bivalve was more sensitive to low temperatures and was more likely to survive than S. anamensis.
In fact, S inamensis is the most commonly found species in aquariums.
“These are some really important traits for an organism to have,” Green said.
And that is a really exciting thing to see because this may help us understand why some organisms thrive in certain environments and others don’t.
“The findings also show that these bacteria are able to survive at temperatures that are far below the freezing point, which means they don’t die.
Kavanah and his team also found that the species S. floresiensis was able to live for about three weeks in a very high temperature aquarium environment. “
It’s not like they can just disappear, like, well, these are all the same species,” he said.
Kavanah and his team also found that the species S. floresiensis was able to live for about three weeks in a very high temperature aquarium environment.
But the species of S. maculata was much less likely to thrive there.
The findings are important, because the researchers said it could be a big help in developing new ways to prevent bacterial outbreaks in marine aquariums, such as using the bacteria as a source of food in the tank.