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While investigating tiny larvae in cracks on the ocean floor, Dr. Diane Adams discovered that atmospheric weather patterns drive currents deep undersea. Isolated ecosystems inside hydrothermal vents may thus be affected by climate change.
Molecular biologist Scott Santos and his team at Auburn University are studying an unusual and endangered ecosystem in Hawaii called Anchialine pools, as well as one of its legendary creatures.