sulis_20180921095119 (IMAGE) Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Caption The Lost City hydrothermal vents sit on top of Atlantis Massif, a 2.5-mile-high mountain deep in the Atlantic Ocean. The Lost City and the crustal rock that makes up the mountain are host to a complex ecosystem of microbial life. Now, researchers with Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences have pioneered a method that could open new windows into our understanding of this life and how organisms live in extreme environments. Credit Susan Lang, U. of S.C. / NSF / ROV Jason / 2018 © WHOI Usage Restrictions Credit must be given to the creator. Adaptations must be shared under the same terms. License CC BY-SA Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.