Life at 5.000 meters of depth

They are the open deepest and hottest submarine volcanoes in the Earth. Almost 6.500 meters of depth are found, in the pit of the Alligator, in the Caribbean, and reach temperatures of up to 400 centigrade degrees. Scientists of the University of Southampton and the Center of National Oceanography of the city unwrapped a submarine robot with which to collect samples of these ‘chimneys’ and to film images in high definition. The results were more that gripping, so much in geology as in biology.

In this article it is spoken of the incríble that is that in extreme conditions, sorts ever before live seen. From worms of gigantic tube up to one sort of blind tripple-grooved shrimps that developed an organ to detect the extreme heat that these hidrotermais fumarolasemit. They survive in narrow banks near the conducts, that reaches 10 meters of height on many occasions, and where unlike heat it is of almost 400 degrees among the water expelled by the fumaderosand the water around.

Tube worm in the Cayman Trench. | University of Southampton

Tube worm in the Cayma Trench. | University of Southampton



In my opinion, I think that it is a great invention not as much for the sea biology as in geology. I’s amazing as a live being can live and stand such temperatures. Now, you can see a video in 3D of the first images of this place. In them James Cameron goes out that it is the one who obtained to arrive to these sea trenches.s that emit the “fumarolas”. Other animals of the abyssal depths manage to survive thanks to the falls of organic products from smaller depths, as banks of jellyfishes and skeletons of whales.

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One Response to Life at 5.000 meters of depth

  1. Alónxaste da parte científica da noticia e afondas na adecdótica (o documental de James Cameron). Se aproveitas o vínculo que trae o corpo da noticia en El Mundo, entras no blog ‘Into the Cayman Abyss‘ que vai contando os descubrimentos da expedición organizada polo National Oceanographic Centre de Southampton. Atopará vídeos e fotos de máis interese.

    Curioseando por aí poderías observar que na columna da dereita do blog tes sempre un vínculo baixo o nome ‘Find out more about that expedition‘ que che leva directamente ao que resulta obrigatorio no teu post (vale catro puntos): unha fonte orixinal, entendida como publicación nunha revista ‘peer reviewed’. Así que busca este artigo (que está en Nature) e comenta algo ao respecto.
    E no me volvas poñer a portada do día de El Mundo como fonte orixinal!!!!

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