Live Chat: Alien Worlds at the Bottom of the Sea

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Life in the dark reaches of the oceans is a pressure-filled existence, where love lives depend on chance encounters and food consists of a steady rain of dead or dying particles from the sunlit world above. How do organisms cope? Why would anything live in such an inhospitable place? And what strange new creatures are scientists finding here?

Join ScienceLive at the 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting at a special time, 3 p.m. EST Saturday 18 February, as we chat with two experts on the many weird and ingenious ways animals have developed to deal with life in the deep sea.

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Today's Guests

Bruce Shillito

Sven Thatje

 

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