Genady Posted February 8, 2022 Share Posted February 8, 2022 Another large community has been discovered in an unsuspected location: Quote Deep beneath the ice covering the central Arctic Ocean, an unlikely community thrives off of ancient relics. Underwater cameras revealed expansive sponge gardens clustered over extinct underwater volcanoes, called seamounts, along the ocean floor. In order to survive, these largely 300-year-old sponge communities feed off of the fossilized remains of now-extinct animals and fauna. Those creatures likely once relied on the heat and nutrients supplied by the volcanic activity several thousand years ago. Sprawling sponge gardens found deep beneath the Arctic sea ice - CNN Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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