Life at Vents & Seeps

From Oceanus Magazine

December 24, 2014

Bringing a Lab to the Seafloor

New device probes deep-sea microbial life

November 3, 2014

Big Questions About Tiny Bacteria

Novel experiments probe how life thrives at the seafloor

July 2, 2014

Alvin's Animals

Hundreds of previously unknown species have been discovered by the sub

September 14, 2012

Deep-sea Vents Yield New Species

Scientists explore the Mid-Cayman Rise in the Caribbean

July 13, 2012

Symbiosis in the Deep Sea

Scientists discover how bacteria living with shrimp make a living

December 28, 2011

Searching for Life on the Seafloor

Mid-Cayman Spreading Center could harbor unknown organisms

May 5, 2011

Life and Death in the Deep Sea

Does the Gulf oil spill threaten vital seafloor communities?

December 22, 2010

A Hunt for Unusual Seafloor Animals and Vents

Expedition explores the Mid-Cayman Rise in the Caribbean Sea

December 17, 2010

What's Living in the Ocean?

Ten-year Census of Marine Life discovers wealth of new species and explores biodiversity

December 31, 2009

The Mysterious Movements of Deep-Sea Larvae

How do the tiny progeny of seafloor animals disperse through the ocean?

November 20, 2009

The Promise and Perils of Seafloor Mining

Can minerals be extracted from the seafloor without environmental impacts?

November 13, 2009

Eleanor Bors

Exploring deep-sea life

November 13, 2009

Gar Secrist

Life at hydrothermal vents

February 16, 2007

Would a Hagfish By Any Other Name Smell as Sweet?

A new species, Eptatretus strickrotti, is named for the Alvin pilot who captured it

January 12, 2007

Deep-sea Tubeworms Get Versatile 'Inside' Help

Scientists find first known organism that makes organic carbon by two different means

April 27, 2006

Lurking Benignly on the Seafloor, the ‘Yeti’ Crab is Discovered

The white, long-armed, shaggy creature represents an entirely new family of crabs

July 8, 2005

Settling on the Seafloor

Deep in the ocean, larvae search for 'home, sweet home'

On the Seafloor, a Parade of Roses
June 28, 2005

On the Seafloor, a Parade of Roses

A third generation of scientists finds the third generation of hydrothermal vent sites

The Evolutionary Puzzle of Seafloor Life
March 22, 2004

The Evolutionary Puzzle of Seafloor Life

Scientists are assembling critical pieces to reconstruct the history of life on the ocean floor

ALISS in Wonderland
December 1, 1998

ALISS in Wonderland

Imaging ambient light at deep-sea hydrothermal vents

Deep-Sea Diaspora
December 1, 1998

Deep-Sea Diaspora

The LARVE Project Explores How Species Migrate from Vent to Vent

December 1, 1998

"Nothing Could Diminish the Excitement of Seeing the Animals for the First Time"

Biologists' First Look at Vent Communities—Galápagos Rift, 1979

Marine Snow and Fecal Pellets: The Spring Rain of Food to the Abyss
December 1, 1997

Marine Snow and Fecal Pellets

The Spring Rain and Food to the Abyss

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