NOAA Ocean Explorer: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Galapagos Rift

This creature is referred to as “dandelion”. Animals living near hydrothermal vents have to survive under challenging conditions like high pressure, steep temperature gradients, and high concentrations of chemicals. Many eukaryotes do more than simply survive. They thrive. Credit@NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program

This creature is referred to as “dandelion”. Animals living near hydrothermal vents have to survive under challenging conditions like high pressure, steep temperature gradients, and high concentrations of chemicals. Despite these conditions, many eukaryotes do more than simply survive. They thrive. Credit@NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program