Nearly 300 New Lifeforms Discovered Living In Deep-Sea Volcano’s Scalding Jets

Date: January 25, 2021

Source: IFL Science
Author: Tom Hale

In the dark depths of the Pacific Ocean, next to a piping hot undersea volcano, nearly 300 new lifeforms have been discovered. 

An international team of researchers has found hundreds of never-before-seen types of microbial organisms living in scalding hot hydrothermal vents on a deep-sea volcano northeast of New Zealand, some 1,830 meters (6,000 feet) beneath the water’s surface. 

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