Janet Voight does much of her research over a mile below the surface of the ocean, where amazing creatures can be found near hydrothermal vents. Here, she recounts being chief scientist on the submersible ALVIN during dive #3939 in 2003. After descending into an area that was extremely difficult to navigate by sonar, she and the crew were running the risk of returning to the surface empty-handed. They had spent fruitless hours at the ocean floor in search of hydrothermal vents, when they happened upon a rare event involving the deep sea octopus Muusoctopus hydrothermalis (known until recently as "Vulcanoctopus hydrothermalis") and a swarm of amphipods...

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Go behind the scenes at the Field Museum! Every object has a tale to tell and The Field Museum has more than 24 million of them in its vast collection. The Field Revealed series goes deep into the cases, cabinets and vaults to uncover the true treasures…


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