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Scientists studying deep-ocean hydrothermal vents have discovered that some life forms can survive the extreme pressure change from ocean-floor to sea surface.
Marine scientists studying life around deep-sea vents have discovered that some hardy species can survive the extreme change in pressure that occurs when a research submersible rises to the surface.
Decades ago, marine scientists made a startling discovery in the deep sea. They found environments known as hydrothermal vents, where hot water surges from the seafloor and life thrives without sunlight.
Among the many intriguing aspects of the deep sea, Earth's largest ecosystem, exist environments known as hydrothermal vent systems where hot water surges out from the seafloor.
Scientists at USC have uncovered evidence that even when hydrothermal sea vents go dormant and their blistering warmth turns to frigid cold, life goes on.
New research from an intrepid team of British oceanographers reveals that the world’s deepest submarine volcanic vents are also the hottest that scientists have yet discovered.
Oceanographers exploring some of the most remote deep-sea hot springs have discovered one distinct biological zone teeming with life that nobody ever knew existed.
Max Planck researchers discover hydrogen-powered symbiotic bacteria in deep-sea hydrothermal vent mussels.
Pyrite nanoparticles from hydrothermal vents provide a rich source of iron for deep sea life, according to new research published in the current issue of the journal Nature Geoscience.
By studying the tolerance of marine invertebrates to a wide range of temperature and pressure, scientists are beginning to understand how shallow-water species could have colonized the ocean depths.
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