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A hydrothermal vent is a fissure in a planet's surface from which geothermally heated water issues. Hydrothermal vents are commonly found near volcanically ...

What is a hydrothermal vent? - NOAA's National Ocean Service


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.

Hydrothermal Vents - National Geographic


One of the strangest ecosystems on Earth lies deep under the ocean.

Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents - National Geographic Society


Mar 21, 2013 ... Explore how the 1977 discovery of hydrothermal vent ecosystems in the deep ocean shocked scientists and redefined our understanding of the ...

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Aug 25, 2008 ... Bill Nye discusses the discovery of hydrothermal vents on the ocean's floor.

Hydrothermal Vent Communities | Biomes of the World


Hydrothermal vents occur at both diverging and converging plate boundaries. Heat is released as magma rises and cracks the ocean floor and overlying ...

Hydrothermal Vent Creatures | Smithsonian Ocean Portal


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 | Smithsonian ...


Submarine Volcanoes and Hydrothermal Vents. Recent scientific discoveries have revealed an underwater community of marine animals and other organisms  ...

Hydrothermal Vents - Deep Sea Creatures on Sea and Sky


a Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vent. (NOAA OAR/NNURP). In the late 1970's, scientists on a routine study of the ocean floor in the Pacific made a discovery that ...

Life as We Didn't Know It - NASA Science


The hydrothermal vents -- which are essentially geysers on the sea floor -- support exotic chemical-based ecosystems. Some scientists think the vents are ...

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Hydrothermal Vents : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


WHOI geologist Chris German led the expedition, which visited the deepest known hydrothermal vents in the world. (Photo by Chris German and the Jason ...

The Discovery of Hydrothermal Vents - 25th Anniversary


The search for hydrothermal vents at the seafloor mobilized scientists, engineers, crews, ships, and equipment from many institutions worldwide. Intrigued by ...

SEAS: Introduction to hydrothermal vents - Ridge 2000


Hydrothermal vents are found along the mid-ocean ridge system, a 60,000 km- long, underwater mountain range stretching around the planet like the stitching ...