COSEE Ocean Systems: News
'Jacuzzi of Despair' Found in Gulf of Mexico
Description: A "jacuzzi of despair" has been discovered deep in the Gulf of Mexico. The jacuzzi is actually a salty lake, complete with a coastline that was spotted by the U.S. research ship E/V Nautilus. The water in the lake is extremely saline and has little to no oxygen, meaning any sea creature that stumbles in likely will die. That's the despair part, but the pool also is warmer than the water around it, leading to the jacuzzi label. [Source: Voice of America]
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Source: Voice of America
Publish Date: 11/2/2016
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