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Animals, Biology

Unique, hybrid creatures discovered off the coast of Costa Rica

hybrid creatures

Symbiosis is an absolutely fantastic adaptation in itself, but this case of deep sea symbiosis takes it to a whole new level: basically, a hermit crab uses an anemone as shell; scientists discovered this in a rare place, where to different extreme environments meet. Researchers discovered a junction of two strange environments off the coast of Costa Rica: hydrothermal vents and cold methane seeps coexist side by side in a swath of the the deep sea, and guess what? Life found a way to adapt two both these environments, as biologists found a swarm of unknown species living there. They found this amazing habitat during a submersion with the Alvin…