A hydrothermal vent is a fissure in a planet's surface from which geothermally
heated water issues. Hydrothermal vents are commonly found near volcanically ...
Hydrothermal vents are the result of sea water percolating down through fissures
in the ocean crust in the vicinity of spreading centers or subduction zones.
One of the strangest ecosystems on Earth lies deep under the ocean.
Mar 21, 2013 ... Explore how the 1977 discovery of hydrothermal vent ecosystems in the deep
ocean shocked scientists and redefined our understanding of the ...
Aug 25, 2008 ... Bill Nye discusses the discovery of hydrothermal vents on the ocean's floor.
Dec 2, 2010 ... Travel to a world of perpetual night--the deep ocean hydrothermal vents near the
Galapagos Rift where life thrives around superheated water ...
Submarine Volcanoes and Hydrothermal Vents. Recent scientific discoveries
have revealed an underwater community of marine animals and other organisms
Jan 10, 2012 ... Researchers have discovered the deepest known hydrothermal vents in the
world in the Caribbean, along with a shallower vent field on an ...
Aug 31, 2015 ... Deep-sea vent, hydrothermal (hot-water) vent formed on the ocean floor when
seawater circulates through hot volcanic rocks, often located ...
Hydrothermal vents occur at both diverging and converging plate boundaries.
Heat is released as magma rises and cracks the ocean floor and overlying ...