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Mud has a unique quality on this planet in that alone it concentrates all the building blocks needed for life. It was doubtless in the heart of this strange, moving interface between continents and seas that life began more than 4 billion years ago. Aquatic ecology is a passion for Daniel Guiral, an IRD scientist, and he is very keen to understand the ways of life of the plant and animal communities that have these restrictive and uncertain mud environments as the setting for their lives.