Jan 12, 2012
According to the British ‘Daily Mail’, British scientists were shocked to find that, without light underwater in the Antarctic coastal, there’s a "lost world" hiding 2400 meters deep, where a great deal of marine life, including species like some crabs, fish and starfish etc. which have not yet been discovered in science.
The reason why these marine organisms are exotic is that they live nearby the craters under the sea, where the water temperature near these black smokers (hydrothermal vent) can reach 380 degrees Celsius, which is enough to melt the lead.
Scientists said that, without sunlight, these organisms depend on decomposing highly toxic chemicals to obtain energy, survival in such hostile environment will help scientists understand the origin of life, and whether similar organisms might exist on other planets.