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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 ...


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 ...


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


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The Microbes That Keep Hydrothermal Vents Pumping. Riftia tubeworm (Riftia pachyptila) colonies near hot spring. These tubeworm colonies grow where hot, ...


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 ...


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


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  ...

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