Dwelling place

Spirobrancheus_giganteus or pretty polychaete worm
image from Southampton University Future Learn course materials:
Understanding our Oceans

Dwelling Place

Deepest deep below the surface
of the ocean, in the darkness
you would think nothing could live.

In glacial depths of the Antarctic,
vents of hot black smokers hide
a mineral-rich soup which bides

to feed a myriad of creatures:
polychaetes metres long,
giant shrimp no-one would see

without deep-diving robots.
At three kilometres and more –
where no man could explore –
teems colourful life galore.

© Vivienne Blake

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9 Responses to Dwelling place

  1. Alice Keys says:

    This is where science and art collide. Good one.


  2. MarinaSofia says:

    What beauty lies hidden – like to think that’s the case everywhere we go.


  3. Lovely exploration and explanation of fancy feathered sea life!


  4. How wonderful to explore it.


  5. Mary says:

    A lovely share today, Viv.


  6. I love poetry such as this–a blend of art and science. So beautiful.


  7. Grace says:

    Amazing creatures of the deep sea ~ This is one benefit of technology that I like ~


  8. brian miller says:

    it is amazing how much of our world we have yet to see…especially down in the ocean and all the life that evolves there….


  9. Laurie Kolp says:

    Such vivid beauty in our deepest waters!


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