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.
Hydrothermal vents occur at both diverging and converging plate boundaries.
Heat is released as magma rises and cracks the ocean floor and overlying ...
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
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
The hydrothermal vents -- which are essentially geysers on the sea floor --
support exotic chemical-based ecosystems. Some scientists think the vents are ...