The shimmering deep

Dec 01 2010 Published by under photography

Hydrothermal vents, we often see the outside of them, covered in the rich and diverse communities that thrive in the chemical-rich waters or standing alone spewing fourth great black effluent. Below is the tip of a hydrothermal vent.

What do they look like within?

Heavy metals are deposited on the inner wall, including copper, nickel, zinc, iron pyrite, and gold.

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