Unformatted text preview: Methanogens, the second group, are organisms with the ability to convert carbon dioxide into methane. Methanogens are most commonly found living in areas including swamps, hot springs, vent communities, and even the stomachs of cows. Methanogens are obligate anaerobes meaning they are only able to grow in an environment that is completely free of oxygen. Extreme Thermophiles are a type of Archaea that live in extremely high temperatures. They live in 133 degree Fahrenheit temperatures or greater. They also live in acidic environments. They are often found in places like sulfur springs and coal refuse piles. Hyperthermophiles live in even higher temperatures such as boiling water which is 212 degrees Fahrenheit and higher....
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