Seafloor & Below

(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Hydrothermal Vents

Bathymetric image of a mid-oceanic ridge. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Mid-ocean Ridges

Oil seeps naturally from cracks in the seafloor into the ocean. Lighter than seawater, the oil floats to the surface. Some 20 to 25 tons of oil are emitted each day. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Natural Oil Seeps

(Creative Studio, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Ocean Trenches

Bathymetry map of Kelvin Seamount, looking north by northeast. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Seamounts