This Deep-Sea Fish Lays Its Eggs in the Most Hellish Nursery on the Planet

The oceans are largely unexplored, but if you want to find something interesting, there’s no better place to visit than a hydrothermal vent.

Often marked by dark plumes gushing into frigid water, the vents mark spots where magma rises close to the seafloor and heats the water to temperatures that can reach over 750 degrees Fahrenheit. Warmth and nutrients from the vents provide the basis for a vibrant deep-sea community, populated by creatures that often never see the sun’s light. And, fo

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