Month: January 2012

New Species of yeti crab found near volcanic vents

An unknown species of yeti crab “lost world” is found in the oceans of Antarctica near hot, hydrothermal vent along with strange albino octopus. Robot Submersible with cameras found a new deep sea creatures like crabs, barnacles, sea anemones and an octopus.

These groups are livelihood approximately volcanic vents profound under the southern ocean, where hotness can arrive at 382C. Hydrothermal vents with sustaining minerals are found to be the living place of these unknown species of the deep sea.

Unknown species get their energy from the chemicals such as hydrogen sulphide instead of getting energy from the sunlight.  “The first survey of these particular vents, in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica, has revealed a hot, dark, ‘lost world’ in which whole communities of previously unknown marine organisms thrive.” A strange pale-colored octopus, as so far nameless, was also found almost 2,400 meters profound on the sea bed.