Researchers in a zodiac boat heading into a fjord with mountains in the distance

Researchers set off to study a hydrothermal vent in Eyjafjordur, a fjord on the north coast of Iceland © Geoff Marsh

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Exploring animal life on a hydrothermal vent

In the summer of 2019, researchers from the Museum travelled to Iceland to study a hydrothermal vent.

They found an array of animals living on the vent that might help us understand how life has adapted to these unique heated, chemical-rich, underwater places.

As well as intriguing vent animals, the team got to see humpback whales breaching in the bay.