British Researchers Discover New Sea Life

“Hydrothermal vents are home to animals found nowhere else on the planet that get their energy not from the Sun but from breaking down chemicals, such as hydrogen sulphide. The first survey of these particular vents, in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica, has revealed a hot, dark, ‘lost world’ in which whole communities of previously unknown marine organisms thrive.” — Researcher Alex Rogers, of Oxford University, on the newly discovered species of crab and octopus living 2,000 meters below sea level.

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