New species found in the most unexpected place
The capacity of sea exploration, at least in human terms, is certainly limited; the lower we go, the more dangerous it becomes. Of course, things change dramatically when equipment is involved, and when British scientists recently took a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) for a spin deep in the waters near Antarctica, the discoveries were remarkable.
Found beneath the Southern Ocean, where hydrothermal vents reach scalding temperatures close to 400 C, were incredible new species and breath-taking photos to boot. From the team, led by researchers at England's Oxford University, here are some of the most amazing images snapped in what's being called Antarctica's "Lost World."
Chris Golden, a 2014 National Geographic emerging explorer, studies the rich relationship people have with the rain forest in Madagascar and how it aff... More Chris Golden, a 2014 National Geographic emerging explorer, studies the rich relationship people have with the rain forest in Madagascar and how it affects their lives and health. His research into the risks of bush-meat consumption inspired efforts to replace wildlife hunting with chicken husbandry. His team also plans to distribute an ethnomedicine "recipe" book that will preserve vital local knowledge about indigenous plant treatments. Read more about Chris Golden and his work: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140814-emerging-explorer-christopher-golden-madagascar-ecology-epidemiology-ngfood/ The Explorers Project chronicles the work of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers—today's visionaries who are making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about the planet. Learn more at http://nationalgeographic.com/emerging.
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