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Extreme Life and Environments
The 'Lost City' in the Atlantic Ocean
08/01/13

 

This image from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean shows a collection of limestone towers known as the "Lost City." Alkaline hydrothermal vents of this type are suggested to be the birthplace of the first living organisms on the ancient Earth. Image Credit: Image courtesy D. Kelley and M. Elend/University of Wash.



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