Bizarre Hybrid Deep-Sea Creatures Discovered

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  1. Bob

    Bob Administrator Staff Member

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    More than 14,000 tubeworms in this tubeworm 'bush' were found in the deep sea.

    Scientists have discovered a strange and rare hybrid site in the deep sea where two extreme seafloor environments exist side-by-side, and are home to a parade of weird hybrid creatures seemingly adapted to the hardships posed by both intense environments.
    Researchers discovered hydrothermal vents and cold methane seeps in a swath of the the deep sea off Costa Rica in 2010, and found a host of unknown species living there.


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