Svalbard (image) Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Share Print E-Mail Caption In summer, the sun never sets on Spitsbergen; in winter, it never makes it above the horizon. Nevertheless, the bacterial community on the sandy bottom of the sea does not change. Credit Katrin Knittel Usage Restrictions Only to be used in the context of this publication and citing the correct copyright. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.