Footage of deep sea shrimp (Rimicaris species)

Watch this incredible footage of the deep sea shrimp (Rimicaris sp.) clustering around hydrothermal vents on the Mid-Cayman Rise (MCR) in the western Caribbean Sea, the deepest seafloor spreading centre in the world that reaches depths of 4960 m  (Nye et al., 2011).  This footage was taken at the relatively shallow depth for an  MCR vent site at 2300 m. Watch how the shrimp aggregate around the hot vent fluid spewing from the rocks at temperatures greater than 140oC (Nye et al., 2011). The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) used to capture this footage can be seen sucking up shrimp samples.

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