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Acid-Spewing Deep Sea Chimneys Yield New Marine Life

Researchers have identified six new species around hydrothermal vent stacks in the Indian Ocean that are located almost two miles beneath the surface.

December 15, 2016
4:19 PM EST
A new species of gastropod snail was among the finds. Credit: David Shale
This high-temperature mineral chimney from Longqi vents site was dubbed "Jabberwocky." Credit: University of Southampton