Tiny sea creatures are saving us from hell on earth. So why are we endangering them? — Grist

Deep in the ocean where the sun don’t shine, fissures in the earth’s crust spew super-heated geothermal water and gases of up to 400 degrees Celsius. Sounds like hell? Not quite — hydrothermal vents discovered just 40 years ago by scientists, teem with a surprising abundance of life. And these hotbeds of biodiversity are crucial for underwater ecosystems…

via Tiny sea creatures are saving us from hell on earth. So why are we endangering them? — Grist

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