This may be a landscape in a strange world. Strange optical effects and dazzling mineral formations thrive on the edge of the water, so hot that it is a pair, if not the pressure of the entire deep ocean above it
Researchers on board the research vessel of the Schmidt Institute of the Falkor Ocean have recently captured some amazing photos of the field of hydrothermal apertures in about two kilometers (about 1.2 miles) under the surface of the Gulf of California.
The floor of the bay has recently attracted attention from all corners, both for their interesting forms of life and for the geology of reason.
These massive volcanic pipes 23 meters high (75 feet) are another example of the hidden part of the planet, which we are just beginning to understand.
"We discovered magnificent towers, where every surface was occupied by some type of life," says marine scientist Mandi Joy from the University of Georgia.
"living rocks" struck and reflect the diversity of the biological composition, as well as the distribution of minerals. "
Reef shelves with minerals painted in shiny shades; life was not eaten by sunlight , and the penetration of the fluid that was boiling from below; the shimmering liquids that are united under the shelves of the rocks, refracting the light as the mirror with the alive
Take a moment to fall in love with the presentation, because there is a sad note in this story. 19659003]
"Unfortunately, even in these remote and beautiful places we saw a huge amount of garbage, including and fishing nets, blown Mylar balloons and even thrown Christmas trees, "says Joy.
Because, of course, they are. Even in the cold, shattering shadows of the world without the sun, there are signs of our waste.
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