They were shocked to find no sign of life around the epicentre, which opened up a 1000-metre chasm on the ocean floor.
Instead, there was nothing but eerie emptiness. The powerful lights of the scientists’ submersible vehicle, piercing through the darkness, showed no trace of anything living.
A scientist working on the Census of Marine Life project, Ron O’Dor, of Dalhousie University in Canada, said: “You’d expect a site like this to be quickly recolonised, but that hasn’t happened. It’s unprecedented.”
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Shocked scientists find tsunami legacy: a dead sea