Our friends at Neptune Canada have posted this time-lapse video on their Youtube Page. Note the zillions of sea spiders (Pycnogonids), this is a feature of the Northwest Pacific vent province, we rarely see so many pycnogonids at other vents around the world.
Sea spiders, tubeworms, scaleworms, limpets and snails crawl about in a hot vent ecosystem 2120m below sea level.
This time-lapse video compresses an hour of action into 2 minutes. The video was recorded by Tempo-Mini, an innovative instrument platform, which combines chemical and temperature sensors with an HD video camera. Tempo-mini’s camera and lights were left on continually for the entire month of October, 2011.