Latest Hydrothermal vents Stories
In 2010, scientists made an astonishing discovery: the deepest and hottest known hydrothermal vents. Now a new team returns to find an even deeper vent field, teeming with life.
After noticing a strange plume of shimmering water, scientists have discovered a rare cold-water volcanic vent in the Southern Ocean.
Trees do not grow in the deep sea, nevertheless sunken pieces of wood can develop into oases for deep-sea life - at least temporarily until the wood is fully degraded.
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.
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