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Indian Ocean : Anemones living on deep-sea hydrothermal vents avoid metal poisoning

 

DNA reveals an unusually high number of genes geared toward protecting cells from heavy metals

In addition to crushing pressures, total darkness and scorching temperatures, poisonous plumes belch from beneath the Earth’s surface. Exhaust from these underwater chimneys contains particles of heavy metals like iron and manganese, which become toxic at high concentrations. But many animals cozy up next to these vents and form thriving communities, seemingly able to withstand the dangerous metals around them.

More on : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/sea-anemones-vents-metal-poisoning

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Indian Ocean : Anemones living on deep-sea hydrothermal vents avoid metal poisoning