Mid-ocean Ridges


From Oceanus Magazine

The Discovery of Hydrothermal Vents

Scientists celebrate 40th anniversary and chart future research

How Is the Seafloor Made?

Scientists use sound waves to probe the fabric of tectonic plates

Pop Goes the Seafloor Rock

Seafloor lavas reveal the inner workings of our planet

Deep-sea Detectives

Follow the trail to unravel a seafloor mystery

Deep-sea Vents Yield New Species

Scientists explore the Mid-Cayman Rise in the Caribbean

A Serendipitous Seafloor Sample

Photo slideshow: How a pillow was transformed into a table

Powerful Currents in Deep-Sea Gorges

What energy drives these currents in hundreds of seafloor Grand Canyons?

Once More Unto the Rift

Expedition explores deep-sea animal life via live TV stream

Garrett Mitchell

Rescue Mission on the Seafloor

Could Jason recover instruments stuck to the seafloor by newly erupted lava?

A Ridge Too Slow?

WHOI team collaborates on Chinese discovery expedition in Indian Ocean

Unraveling the Tapestry of Ocean Crust

Scientists follow a trail of clues to reveal the magmatic trickles and bursts that create the seafloor

Paving the Seafloor—Brick by Brick

New vehicles and magnetic techniques reveal details of seafloor lava flows

If Rocks Could Talk...

The ion microprobe extracts hidden clues about our planet's history and evolution

Hitting the Hotspots

New Studies Reveal Critical Interactions Between Hotspots and Mid-Ocean Ridges

The Big MELT

The Mantle Electromagnetic and Tomography Experiment was the Largest Seafloor Geophysical Experiment Ever Mounted

The Cauldron Beneath the Seafloor

Percolating Through Volcanic Subsurface Rocks, Seawater is Chemically Transformed into Hydrothermal Fluid

Life on the Seafloor and Elsewhere in the Solar System

If Volcanoes Plus Oceans Can Support Life at the Vents, Why Not on Other Planetary Bodies?

Mid-Atlantic Ridge Volcanic Processes

How Erupting Lava Forms Earth's Anatomy

Exploring The Global Mid-Ocean Ridge

A Quarter-Century of Discovery