National Geographic joins UCC-led expedition to discover new life forms


A UCC-led team of researchers has returned from a deep sea expedition in the Atlantic with tales of new life forms. Within a couple of hours of reaching the mid-Atlantic ridge, researchers pinpointed hydrothermal vents on the seafloor (think underwater volcanoes) and with them, whole new forms of chemosynthetic life. The National Geographic Channel was there to film it all so look out for it in their series ‘Alien Deep’ premiering globally in 2012. Until then, you can learn more about the vents and their weird and wonderful inhabitants in this David Attenborough video.




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