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"Dive and Discover: A Look at Hydrothermal Vent Geology"

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Dr. Susan Humphris, WHOI, Geology and Geophysics Department
Dr. Humphris’ research interests include the chemical reactions and alteration of the earth’s crust and seawater by undersea hydrothermal circulation processes at hydrothermal vent sites. Her presentation was on the geology of hydrothermal vent sites, and centered on the ongoing web project Dive and Discover (www.divediscover.whoi.edu), a website with funding from the National Science Foundation dedicated to making the excitement of deep ocean research, deep-sea hydrothermal vents, geology, and deep ocean technology available to students and teachers through live chronicles of research voyages and dives in Alvin to the sea floor.

Web-based Resources

WHOI's Dive and Discover: Expeditions to the Seafloor
http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/

Excellent web links recommended by the Dive and Discover project leaders:

Extreme 2000: Voyage to the Deep
http://www.ocean.udel.edu/deepsea/

Black Smoker Expedition
http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/expeditions/blacksmokers/black_smokers.html

REVEL Project
http://www.ocean.washington.edu/outreach/revel/

How Stuff Works: Submarines
http://people.howstuffworks.com/submarine.htm

Ocean Planet (Smithsonian)
http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ocean_planet.html

The Remarkable Ocean World
http://www.oceansonline.com/library.htm

Neptune's Web
http://paducate/neptune/neptune.htm

ThinkQuest: Earth Science and the Environment
http://thinkquest.org/library/cat_show.html?cat_id=26

The RIDGE Project
http://ridge2000.bio.psu.edu/

Mystic Aquarium Institute for Exploration
http://www.mysticaquarium.org/

Blow the Ballast! People in the Sea, from the Navy
http://www.onr.navy.mil/focus/blowballast/people/default.htm

Deep-Sea Pages from a faculty member at Whitman College (Washington)
http://people.whitman.edu/~yancey/deepsea.html

Deep-Sea Research Newsgroup (many resources)
http://www.le.ac.uk/biology/gat/deepsea/deepsea.html

NOAA Explorations Deep East Cruise
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/deepeast01/deepeast01.html

British Ocean Sediment Core Repository (BOSCOR) (info. on coring, nice history of seafloor sampling since the HMS Challenger expedition)
http://www.soc.soton.ac.uk/CHD/BOSCORF/index.html

Marine Geological Samples Laboratory at the University of Rhode Island (information on borrowing samples/cores for educational purposes)
http://www.gso.uri.edu/MGSLsite/mgsl_homepage.htm

U.S. Geological Survey's Western Region Coastal and Marine Geology Information Bank (nice resources for Earth science researchers, students from elementary through college, policy makers, and general public)
http://mrib.usgs.gov/

NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (Marine Geology and Geophysics)
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/mggd.html

WHOI Core Lab
http://www.whoi.edu/science/GG/corelab/

Voyage to Puna Ridge (join an international team of scientists on a 36-day ocean voyage to Hawaii's most spectacular volcano!)
http://punaridge.org/

Ocean Drilling Program (lots of great links!)
http://www.oceandrilling.org/

National Science Foundation Ocean Drilling pages
http://www.geo.nsf.gov/oce/programs/drilling.htm

Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling (JOIDES)
http://joides.rsmas.miami.edu/

USGS Seafloor Mapping Technology (Woods Hole Field Center)
http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/sfmapping/

University of Hawaii Mapping Research Group
http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/

American Geological Institute Educational Project
http://www.agiweb.org/education/

The Mid-Ocean Ridge: Part II
Oceanus
Vol. 42, No. 2, 1998
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Make a Miniature Deepsea Vent, by New England Aquarium
http://www.neaq.org/scilearn/kids/seavent.html

Hydrothermal Vent Communities, by Michael Botos
http://www.botos.com/marine/vents01.html

Hydrothermal Vent Communities Student Activity, by Michael Botos
http://www.botos.com/marine/vents02.html

Volcanoes of the Deep, a NOVA student handout
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2609_abyss_01.html

Oceanography Lesson Plans for Science, Pressure, by Neptune's Web
http://pao.cnmoc.navy.mil/educate/neptune/lesson/science/pressure.htm



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