Welcome to Death by Drowning, a NotYou blog about life in the extreme!
This blog will give you an overview of the deep sea environment before diving in to life in the dark. Starting with an introduction to hydrothermal vents, the deep sea environment and the processes that lead to the creation of these habitats; following in for a more in depth view of the life giving ‘smokers’ of mid ocean ridges. You will discover the biological oases of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that host the incredible super shrimp Remicaris exoculata. This amazing feat of nature is able to withstand not only the enormous pressure of the waters above, the perpetual darkness that it inhabits, the intense heat it is subjected to but also the numerous toxic chemicals which, in fact, supply the shrimp with the nutrients it needs to survive in this extreme and unforgiving environment.
When you’re done why not check out the video links in the left hand column and see what else lurks in the deep.