Arctic deep sea: Colonization in slow motion

Source: Science Daily

There is a wide variety of animals living on the Arctic seabed. Attached to rocks, they feed by removing nutrients from the water using filters or tentacles. But it can take decades for these colonies to become established, and they probably don’t achieve their natural diversity until much later.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190322105720.htm