Life near deep-sea smokers


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Article reads: Deep under the North Atlantic, scientists have discovered a rare system of smoking volcanic vents and three-story “chimneys,” according to scientists aboard the research vessel Celtic Explorer. A hotbed of “evolution in overdrive,” the site teems with strange animals that have been living there “perhaps for a millennium,” said marine biologist Jon  Copley. “And we’re the first to see this place.”

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