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Monster Hydrothermal Field Discovered in The Dark Depths of The East Pacific

Monster Hydrothermal Field Discovered in The Dark Depths of The East Pacific

A massive field of hydrothermal vents on the seafloor in the dark depths of the East Pacific ocean is the hottest and largest discovered in the region yet. Not only that, but it’s in a place scientists didn’t expect to find active vents, never mind an entire system of them, hundreds of meters from the …

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Swarm of rainbow-colored starfish devour sea lion corpse on seafloor

Swarm of rainbow-colored starfish devour sea lion corpse on seafloor

This stunning photo of a dead California sea lion covered in colorful bat stars recently announced as the winner of a major wildlife photography award. (Image credit: David Slater) (opens in new tab) An award-winning photographer has captured the somber moment when dozens of colorful starfish set about devouring a lifeless sea lion on the …

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