Multimedia: Videos

Dive to the Edge of Creation: Part 1

In 1979, the National Science Foundation sponsored an expedition to the vents at the Galápagos Rift. It was the first time that biologists got a look at the lush communities of life surrounding the vents. A film crew from the National Geographic Society participated in the cruise, and produced this documentary.


Dive to the Edge: Part 2

Watch part two of the National Geographic Society documentary.

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East Pacific Rise

Thickets of large red-tipped tubeworms are common here.

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Indian Ocean video

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean has creatures from the Atlantic and Pacific.

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Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

At the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, mussels and shrimp are very abundant.

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Be sure to watch the video interviews of scientists and technicians discovered, explored, and researched the remarkable hydrothermal vents. View them now »