However, here is a true hidden and underrated gem. Reputedly one of the best ten dives in the country — if not the world — Fish Rock Cave is more like a m submerged tunnel. Starting at the deepest side of the tunnel, you traverse through a pitch-black chimney packed with fish and crustaceans. The little-known Hairy Reef Lobster is just one of five types of lobsters found here, and the dizzying array of fish and life as you burst through to the light is an overwhelming sensation.
Read More. Beneath the headlines, there has been an eruption of vent-related research published in the scientific literature and some exciting new expeditions just left port. Hydrothermal vent systems are sorted into biogeographic provinces, with different regions supporting different communities. There are several missing gaps in our understanding of how these qualitatively different communities are connected — the Southern Ocean, the south Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, and the Cayman Trough, among others. Filling in these gaps in our knowledge can help us understand the history and evolution of hydrothermal vent ecosystems.
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