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astounding undersea discoveries articleHydrothermal Vents
from Oceanus magazine

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About the Discovery

David Perlman Articles
perlman articleAmazing Voyage Probing Underwater Mysteries 
March 7, 1977
San Francisco Chronicle

astounding undersea discoveries articleAstounding Undersea Discoveries 
March 9, 1977
San Francisco Chronicle

perlman articleExploring the Ocean’s Young Volcanoes 
March 12, 1977
San Francisco Chronicle

perlman articleSea Research—Ceaseless But Exciting 
March 18, 1977
San Francisco Chronicle

perlman articleDeep Questions From the Sea 
March 25, 1977
San Francisco Chronicle

Other articles
nsfReport of the Decade: The International Decade of Ocean Exploration
National Science Foundation

lonsdaleClustering of Suspension-Feeding Macrobenthos Near Abyssal Hydrothermal Vents at the Oceanic Spreading Centers
By Peter Lonsdale
Deep-Sea Research, 1977, Vol. 24, No. 9

natureHydrothermal Plumes in the Galápagos Rift
By R.F. Weiss, P. Lonsdale, J.E. Lupton, A.E. Bainbridge, H. Craig
Nature, Vol. 267, No. 5612, June 16, 1977

corlissSubmarine Thermal Springs on the Galápagos Rift 
By Jack B. Corliss, Jack Dymond, Louis I Gordon, John M. Edmond, David Williams, Arnold Bainbridge, Kathy Crane, Tjeerd H. van Andel
Science, Vol. 203, No. 4385, March 16, 1979

jgrThe Galápagos Rift at 86°W: Volcanism, Structure, and Evolution of the Rift Valley
By Tjeerd H. van Andel and Robert D. Ballard
Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 84, No. 810, September 10, 1979

giant tubewormsThe Giant Tubeworms
By Meredith L. Jones
Oceanus, Vol. 27, No. 3, Fall 1984

ballard articleNotes on a Major Oceanographic Find
By Robert D. Ballard
Oceanus Vol. 20, No. 3, Summer 1977

hessler smitheyThe Distribution and Community Structure of Megafauna at the Galapágos Rift Hydrothermal VentsBy Robert R. Hessler and William M. Smithey, Jr.
Hydrothermal Processes at Seafloor Spreading Centers, edited by Peter A. Reno, Kurt Bostrum, Lucien Laubier, and Kenneth L. Smith, Jr. (Plenum Publishing Corporation, 1984)

grassleGalápagos ‘79: Initial Findings of a Deep-Sea Biological Quest
By J.F Grassle, C.J. Berg, J.J. Childress, J.P. Grassle, R.R. Hessler, H.J. Jannasch, D.M. Karl, R.A. Lutz, T.J. Mickel, D.C. Rhoads, H.L. Sanders, K.L. Smith, G.N. Somero, R.D. Turner, J.H. Tuttle, P.J. Walsh, and A.J. Williams
Oceanus, No. 22, 1979

edmondThe Geochemistry of Ridge Crest Hot Springs
By John M. Edmond
Oceanus, Vol. 27, No. 3, Fall 1984

grassle articleBiologists’ First Look at Vent Communities—Galápagos Rift, 1979
By J. Frederick Grassle
Oceanus, Vol. 41, No. 2, 1998

Chemosynthetic Production of Biomass: An idea from a recent oceanographic discovery
By Holger W. Jannasch
Oceanus, Vol. 41, No. 2, 1998