ROV images of hydrothermal vents

MBARI researchers used ROV Subastian to capture stunning images of life around hydrothermal vents, including calcite spires, hydrothermal mirror pools and iridescent scale worms living in temperatures approaching 287 Celsius (549 Fahrenheit).

Their 33-day long expedition focused on mapping the seafloor, exploring tectonic processes, measuring heat flow, and sampling microbes.

Full article at: Smithsonian Magazine 22nov21