They are called polychaete (bristly worms), these creatures live in the deep waters of the ocean, while quietly withstand the enormous pressure of the oceanic strata, and live in total darkness, as the depth of their habitat can not penetrate the sunlight.
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In 1970, scientists have changed their views on the ocean floor.Finding instead of barren wasteland in the dark depths of the ocean, different groups of living creatures.Scientists have learned that life is possible in any place where there is a source of energy for these creatures that source turned out to be hydrothermal vents.
Hydrothermal vents in the sea floor cracks tend to form around the earthquake zone at the edges of tectonic plates, volcanoes in places.
Hydrothermal vents are feeding trough, the energy source and home to many inhabitants of the ocean bottom.
Worms move along the bottom next to "vent" systems and with the help of his "horrible" dental chew protozoa and b
Since the "volcanic" residents get their energy not from photosynthesis, and from chemical processes, this has led to an interesting symbiosis, for example, worms can be hosts for symbiotic bacteria by providing them with nutrients.
In this case, scientists found that the bacteria need to survive worms.Here's a symbiosis.
turns these unusual creatures inhabit our planet.But even more unusual creatures can be seen under a microscope.Interesting? - Look!