Norway’s Spooky Seafloor Vents:  Chimneys And Octopus

by Megan Gannon

An underwater remote-controlled vehicle captured images of this 49-foot (15 meter) high chimney complex at the Soria Moria field. The white material that covers parts of the chimney is bacterial colonies.

A dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis sp.) that lives in Arctic waters swims around the volcanic lava formations at a depth of 8,530 ft (2,600 m).

(read more about these vents)                    (via: Live Science)

image via: Center for Geobiology, University of Bergen

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