|The scientist (back to us).|
Some of my favorite drawings are one with notes from the artist, most of which are technical notes, but there is a tone of excitement, curiosity and fascination which combined with the beautiful illustrations make this exhibit so compelling.
Next stop for the exhibit: Madison, Wisconsin. Be on the look out for this magic visit from the ocean's deeps. You can get a preview of the images here. For more detailed information on the biology and geology and chemistry of the vents, refer to this easy-to-read guide (PDF).
UPDATE: A recent story on NPR on "The Deep-sea Find That Changed Biology".