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OLogy Card 215 hydrothermal vents Imagine you are a marine biologist, traveling far beneath the ocean surface in a submersible. Exhibit How hydrothermal systems work At mid-ocean ridges, cold seawater is drawn down, heated, and forced to circulate through an extensive system of cracks above bodies... Exhibit Hydrothermal Vent Colony The deepest parts of the ocean would present extreme challenges for most forms of life. Exhibit Microbes around vents Microbes are at the base of the food chain. Exhibit Life at the hydrothermal vents The floor of the deep ocean is almost devoid of life, because little food can be found there. Exhibit Deep-sea vents and ore deposits Some ore deposits now exposed on land originally formed in the oceans. Article Hydrothermal Vent Formation Submarine hot springs, called hydrothermal vents, spew out mineral-rich hot water. What do scientists hope to learn by tracking the... OLogy Card 186 giant tubeworms Some of Earth's oddest creatures live around deep-sea hydrothermal (hot water) vents. These vents spew plumes of hot, mineral-rich... Exhibit Life that lives off the Earth's energy An unusual environment for life exists deep in the oceans.   Europa   Article Deep Sea Vents Web List Want to dive deeper into the study of deep sea vents? Tour an active submarine volcano, ride the "Global Conveyor Belt for Heat,"... Exhibit How sulfide chimneys form Tiny particles of metal sulfide and oxide minerals, resembling black “smoke,” billow from the hot-water vents.
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