Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

Find your own cable bacteria

Step 1

First, dig up a piece of sediment from your favourite beach or lake.

Step 4

Here is a video showing how to isolate and find the cable bacteria in tray of water.

Step 2

Pull apart your sediment in order to create a cleft.                                                                                                   

Step 3

Look really close in your cleft - perhaps you can see the cables already.