Volcanic vent: Sub aquatic creatures

Amazing images of living from one of the most inhospitable spots in the sea have been captured by scientists. They believe some of the species may be new to science. This area is also unusual because it is an ultra-slow spreading ridge, which means it is less volcanically vigorous than other ridges, with fewer vents that are additional to one side.

According to Dr. Jon Copley, chief scientist of the Indian Ocean vents project, this place is a real crossroads in terms of the vent species around the world. In spite of these findings, the researchers are worried about the future of this undersea terrain. The team was also amazed at the variety of life they found throughout this expedition, which was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.

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