Undersea Aleutians Exploration Yields New Species, One Could Be Very Special

This month a team of British scientists made headlines when they announced the discovery of a whole world of new species that live in total darkness around underwater volcanic vents in Antarctica – seaweeds, crabs and even an octopus.  These creatures can withstand high temperatures, and they consume bacteria that get their energy from the chemicals emanating from the earth, rather than the sun.  Alaska probably has species like this as well.

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