Shrimp with eyes on their backs at hydrothermal vents – Video

The water at underwater hot springs is hot enough to melt lead, and yet, life not only survives, it thrives.



Huge red-tipped tube worms, ghostly fish, strange shrimp with eyes on their backs and other unique species thrive near undersea hydrothermal vents.

The vents spew toxic chemicals.

For these animals, the key is chemosynthesis – they get their energy from chemicals.

http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-videos/hydrothermal-vent-creatures

Thanks to Swuatterman for this link

“These creatures won’t have to worry about AGW or Ice Age,” says Squatterman. “We will be long gone and they will still be basking in life giving volcanic soup.”


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