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January 2, 2014
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Online Science Expedition Brings Deep Sea Vents to the Computer Screen

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s ‘Dive and Discover’ Begins Jan. 2, 2014 Scientists and engineers using advanced technology and a unique robotic vehicle to study the deep sea will also be using their computers to interact with students, teachers, and the … Continue reading

August 24, 2013
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Google, Intel Founders Support Undersea Research by UMass Amherst Microbiologist

AMHERST, Mass. – When microbiologist James Holden of the University of Massachusetts Amherst launches new studies next month of the microbes living deep in the cracks and thermal vents around an undersea volcano, for the first time in his 25-year … Continue reading

August 20, 2013
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Newly discovered ocean plume could be major source of iron

Study reveals micronutrient riches rising from the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge Scientists have discovered a vast plume of iron and other micronutrients more than 1,000 km long billowing from hydrothermal vents in the South Atlantic Ocean. The finding, soon to be … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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Mussels Cramped by Environmental Factors

The fibrous threads helping mussels stay anchored – in spite of waves that sometimes pound the shore with a force equivalent to a jet liner flying at 600 miles per hour – are more prone to snap when ocean temperatures … Continue reading

March 10, 2012
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Hot Meets Cold at New Deep-Sea Ecosystem: “Hydrothermal Seep”

*Habitats overlap at Jaco Scar in depths off Costa Rica* 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 … Continue reading

February 19, 2012
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Clam Fields Found at Deep, Low-Temperature Mariana Vents

Scientists have marveled at the unusual life forms thriving at high temperature hydrothermal vents of the deep ocean. Now the discovery of clam communities near lower temperature vents in the Mariana Trench is providing information about both the biogeography of … Continue reading

November 1, 2011
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NSF Announces Major Awards for Biodiversity Research, WHOI Scientists Selected

The 1977 discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal vent ecosystems that obtain energy through chemosynthesis rather than photosynthesis greatly expanded the perception of life on Earth. However, an understanding of their underlying microbiology and biogeochemistry still remains elusive. A newly funded project, … Continue reading

May 10, 2011
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“Fool’s Gold” from The Deep is Fertilizer for Ocean Life

*Pyrite nanoparticles from hydrothermal vents are a rich source of iron in the deep sea* Similar to humans, the bacteria and tiny plants living in the ocean need iron for energy and growth. But their situation is quite different from … Continue reading