Marine biologists have discovered six new animal species in undersea hot springs nearly two miles deep in the southwest Indian Ocean—an area already slated for future seafloor mining.
The deep ocean makes up 95% of habitable Earth, yet only 0.0001% has been explored. The Guardian joined a mission off Bermuda that is looking to unlock the secrets of the deep.
Jellyfish don’t have a brain or a heart or blood and can’t see or hear and yet they’ve managed to stick around in our oceans for 600 million years and have survived five mass extinctions. These drifting blobs are awesome and especially awesome to look at. Deep Look examines why.
In the Internet age, it’s easy to tell yourself you’ve seen it all. But while you’ve probably consumed a lifetime’s worth of cat videos, explosion gifs, and Hitler-vs-dinosaur action sequences at this point, the natural world’s still got plenty of surprises in store.