Mysterious deep-sea holes may be burrows of tiny shrimp-like creatures

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Strange lines of holes in the deep sea have baffled scientists, but their makers may have been found


Mysterious holes in the deep seafloor have popped up in the Bering Sea, and scientists think they have found their makers: small, shrimp-like crustaceans.

Between July and September 2022, a team of scientists embarked on the AleutBio expedition in the North Pacific. The aim was to study the biodiversity of the Aleutian Trench, a plunging, 7-kilometre-deep gash in the seafloor near Alaska. But the research vessel also sampled three locations in the nearby …

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