Researchers marvel at world's deepest sea vents

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Jamaica Volcanic Vent
In this February 2013 picture released by Britain's National Oceanography Center, Isis, a deep-diving remotely operated vehicle, hangs special high-temperature loggers onto the side of a tall vent chimney, at Beebe hydrothermal vent in the Cayman Trough, more than 3 miles or 5 kilometers below the sea's surface between the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. Jon Copley, chief scientist for the expedition, said he believes that laboratory analysis in coming months will reveal some new life forms that have evolved in the pitch-black vent areas of the Cayman Trough. (AP Photo/National Oceanography Center)