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.
WHOI geologist Chris German led the expedition, which visited the deepest
known hydrothermal vents in the world. (Photo by Chris German and the Jason ...
Mar 21, 2013 ... Explore how the 1977 discovery of hydrothermal vent ecosystems in the deep
ocean shocked scientists and redefined our understanding of the ...
One of the strangest ecosystems on Earth lies deep under the ocean.
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 ...
Hydrothermal vents occur at both diverging and converging plate boundaries.
Heat is released as magma rises and cracks the ocean floor and overlying ...
Apr 5, 2013 ... In many areas of high volcanic activity, water seeps into the sub-surface where it
is intensely heated and then finds its way to the surface again.
Hydrothermal vents - black smokers, white smokers and warm water vents - are
areas on the sea floor where water heated by volcanic activity under the seabed
A hydrothermal vent is a crack or breakage in the Earth's surface. Water which is
heated by the internal heat of the Earth is released from the vent. The source of ...