Deep-sea creatures eat hot solution that comes out of hydrothermal vents
Scientists from the UK found at the bottom of the Indian ocean, and six new species of marine life, reported on the website of the University of Southampton.
The team is led by Dr. John Copley with the help of submersibles ROV surveyed bottom area the size of a football field. It is located in the South-West Indian ocean at a depth of 2800 meters.
This place is known under the name “dragon’s Breath”, since that’s where the underwater hydrothermal vents. In hot water on the bottom and has been detected previously unknown to science beings – new species of crabs, snails and worms. They hide in the mineral spires, known as the “vent pipe”. Some reach a height of two-storey houses.
Deep-sea creatures eat hot solution that comes out of hydrothermal vents. The researchers note that spires is rich in gold and copper and has already attracted the attention of companies engaged in mining.
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