An examination group, drove by Dr. Jon Copley, investigated a territory the span of a football stadium on the sea floor, pinpointing the areas of more than twelve mineral towers known as ‘vent stacks’. These towers, huge numbers of which rise more than two stories over the seabed, are rich in copper and gold that is currently pulling in enthusiasm for future ocean bottom mining. In any case, the towers are likewise decorated with remote ocean creatures, supported by hot liquids spouting out of the vent stacks.
The group, which incorporates partners at the Natural History Museum in London and Newcastle University, completed hereditary examinations with different species and populaces somewhere else to demonstrate that few species at Longqi are not yet recorded from anyplace else on the planet’s seas.
The undertaking, which occurred in November 2011, gives a record of what lives on the sea floor in the zone, which is authorized for mineral investigation by the International Seabed Authority of the United Nations, before any mining overviews are completed. The Longqi vents are the main known in the district and the campaign was the first to investigate them utilizing a profound jumping remotely worked vehicle (ROV).
The remote ocean creatures that are so far just known from Longqi include: a types of bristly chested “Hoff” crab, firmly identified with “Hoff” crabs at Antarctic vents; two types of snail and a types of limpet; a types of scale worm; and another types of remote ocean worm. Aside from one types of snail, which has been given the logical name Gigantopelta aegis, most have not yet been formally depicted.
“We can be sure that the new species we’ve discovered likewise live somewhere else in the southwest Indian Ocean, as they will have relocated here from different destinations, yet right now nobody truly knows where, or how very much associated their populaces are with those at Longqi,” said Dr. Copley. “Our outcomes highlight the need to investigate other aqueous vents in the southwest Indian Ocean and research the availability of their populaces, before any effects from mineral investigation exercises and future remote ocean mining can be evaluated.”