Snackerdoodles: We Gots a Deep Love!

We Gots a Deep Love! © 2015 Liz Vitale
We Gots a Deep Love! © 2015 Liz Vitale

Through the deepest deep and the darkest dark,
With no fear of octopus, eel or shark,
Near the thermal vents I’ll swim by your side,
And we’ll impress ’em all with our glowing hides.

I’ve always been fascinated with deep sea life and especially the creatures that live around hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor. Found on seabeds at depths of 7,000 feet, hydrothermal vents are often nestled among vast underwater mountain ranges. They form when the earth’s tectonic plates shift, creating cracks in the ocean floor and allowing geysers of rich mineral water to escape. I took a few liberties with the fish in the above Snackerdoodle, as they more resemble deep sea hatchetfish than the eelpouts they are supposed to be.

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