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Recent scientific discoveries have revealed an underwater community of marine animals and other organisms that thrive in the dark depths of the ocean near hydrothermal vents and undersea volcanoes. This ocean ecosystem is dependent...
Superheated magma, about 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit, glows orange as it slowly...
As a geological oceanographer at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural...
Riftia tubeworm ( Riftia pachyptila ) colonies grow where hot, mineral-laden...

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Riftia tubeworm ( Riftia pachyptila ) colonies grow where hot, mineral-laden water flows out of the seafloor in undersea hot springs—such as the Guymas Basin of the Gulf of California at 2,000 meters (6562 feet), where MBARI took...
A volcanic eruption of superheated magma (some 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit)...
Superheated magma, about 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit, glows orange as it slowly...

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Did you know that 80 percent of the volcanic eruptions on Earth take place underwater? These underwater eruptions occur...

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In this episode of the Podcast of Life , host Ari Daniel Shapiro dives deep to discover a white worm as tall as your refrigerator that breathes through bright red feathery "lips." This isn’t a...
NOAA’s New Millennium Observatory (NeMO) was set up to study geologic, chemical, and biologic interactions along the mid-ocean ridge system. Learn more about NeMO and watch a video about underwater...
Flower-like zoanthids, relatives of coral, carpet a hydrothermal vent. This species of zoanthid is the first ever discovered at a hydrothermal vent. See more pictures of incredible deep sea diversity...
Recent scientific discoveries have revealed an underwater community of marine animals and other organisms that thrive in the dark depths of the ocean near hydrothermal vents and undersea volcanoes...
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