Ifremeria nautilei and friends in the western Pacific. Image from Marum.
Last week, I published my last research exploring the communities that live around hydrothermal vents in the Western Pacific. Check the succinctly named Comparative Population Structure of Two Deep-Sea Hydrothermal-Vent-Associated Decapods (Chorocaris sp. 2 and Munidopsis lauensis) from Southwestern Pacific Back-Arc Basins! If that’s a bit too dense for you, check out the summary over at my other blog:
And learn about the incredible, delicate creatures that thrive at one of the planet’s most bizarre ecosystems.
Squat lobsters, Munidopsis lauensis, from the Encyclopedia of Life.