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Alvin's probe
A temperature probe is placed in a black smoker. Researchers in Alvin found the vents spewing superheated fluids in 1979 during a research expedition on the East Pacific Rise south of Baja California. Since then black smokers have been found at many vent sites around the world. (©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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