In Search of Hydrothermal Lost Cities

4K Highlights ~ Video Update

ROV SuBastian / SOI
Apr. 10 2023

It sounds like something out of a fairytale: scenes of fantastical creatures – some floating, others firmly entwined within towering mineral chimneys that billow underwater “smoke.”

These are the very real ecosystems around the hydrothermal vents we were lucky enough to explore during Schmidt Ocean Institute’s latest expedition. ROV SuBastian documented wonders including astounding geological structures and remarkable biological diversity the last few weeks as we searched for #LostCityVents.

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