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The lost world penguin popular classics annotated - The Lost World by Michael Crichton | PenguinRandomHouse.com


These yeti crabs seem to cultivate "gardens" of bacteria on their chests, which are covered with hairy tendrils. These bacterial mats almost certainly provides the crabs with sustenance.

Scientists doing their first exploring of deep-sea vents in the Antarctic found the crabs -- along with a whole world populated by new species of anemones and predatory sea stars.

In the dayless world of deep-sea vents, energy comes not from the sun but from the hydrothermal energy generated in the oceanic crust -- and vents through so called "black smokers" like this one.

Unlucky in love, but desperate to prove himself in an adventure, journalist Ed Malone is sent to test the infamous and hot-tempered Professor Challenger on his bizarre South American expedition findings - not least his sketches of a strange plateau and the monstrous creatures that appear to live there.

But rather than being angry at his questions, Challenger invites him along on his next field trip. Malone is delighted: until it becomes clear that the Professor was telling the truth about the terrible lost world he has discovered.

These yeti crabs seem to cultivate "gardens" of bacteria on their chests, which are covered with hairy tendrils. These bacterial mats almost certainly provides the crabs with sustenance.

Scientists doing their first exploring of deep-sea vents in the Antarctic found the crabs -- along with a whole world populated by new species of anemones and predatory sea stars.

In the dayless world of deep-sea vents, energy comes not from the sun but from the hydrothermal energy generated in the oceanic crust -- and vents through so called "black smokers" like this one.




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