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Scientists Explain Hydrothermal Vents
Dr. Susan Humphris explains what hydrothermal vents are and why they're important.
Dr. Timothy Shank talks about the expedition to the original discovery site of hydrothermal vents and what they found, or didn't find.
Dr. Rob Reves-Sohn explains what the TAG mound is and what makes it unique in the world of hydrothermal vent fields.
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Godzilla, Sasquatch, and Homer Simpson: The Curious Names of Deep-sea Features
Bacteria at Hydrothermal Vents
Biogeography of Hydrothermal Vents
The Hydrothermal Vent Prospecting Team
Measuring Temperature At Hydrothermal Vents—Al Bradley’s Ingenuity
The Discovery of Hydrothermal Vents
A chronicle of what led up to the discovery of an entirely new Earth ecosystem in 1977.