Digitized Deep-Ocean Expedition Discovers Surprising Oasis of Life
Marine biologists have discovered a never-before-seen duo of organisms colonizing a deep-sea hydrothermal vent in the Atlantic Ocean.
The team discovered the unlikely duo of shrimp and tubeworms, neither of which can rely on sunlight at the bottom of the ocean to power a food chain below them. Instead, the creatures have evolved to harbor chemosynthetic bacteria that feed on rich nutrients that billow from hydrothermal vents. [Read More]