Life at Vents & Seeps


From Oceanus Magazine

Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

Searching for ingredients that may have sparked life on Earth

The Discovery of Hydrothermal Vents

Scientists celebrate 40th anniversary and chart future research

Bringing a Lab to the Seafloor

New device probes deep-sea microbial life

Big Questions About Tiny Bacteria

Novel experiments probe how life thrives at the seafloor

Alvin's Animals

Hundreds of previously unknown species have been discovered by the sub

Deep-sea Vents Yield New Species

Scientists explore the Mid-Cayman Rise in the Caribbean

Symbiosis in the Deep Sea

Scientists discover how bacteria living with shrimp make a living

Searching for Life on the Seafloor

Mid-Cayman Spreading Center could harbor unknown organisms

Life and Death in the Deep Sea

Does the Gulf oil spill threaten vital seafloor communities?

A Hunt for Unusual Seafloor Animals and Vents

Expedition explores the Mid-Cayman Rise in the Caribbean Sea

What's Living in the Ocean?

Ten-year Census of Marine Life discovers wealth of new species and explores biodiversity

The Mysterious Movements of Deep-Sea Larvae

How do the tiny progeny of seafloor animals disperse through the ocean?

The Promise and Perils of Seafloor Mining

Can minerals be extracted from the seafloor without environmental impacts?

Eleanor Bors

Exploring deep-sea life

Gar Secrist

Life at hydrothermal vents

Would a Hagfish By Any Other Name Smell as Sweet?

A new species, Eptatretus strickrotti, is named for the Alvin pilot who captured it

Deep-sea Tubeworms Get Versatile 'Inside' Help

Scientists find first known organism that makes organic carbon by two different means

Lurking Benignly on the Seafloor, the ‘Yeti’ Crab is Discovered

The white, long-armed, shaggy creature represents an entirely new family of crabs

Settling on the Seafloor

Deep in the ocean, larvae search for 'home, sweet home'

On the Seafloor, a Parade of Roses

A third generation of scientists finds the third generation of hydrothermal vent sites

The Evolutionary Puzzle of Seafloor Life

Scientists are assembling critical pieces to reconstruct the history of life on the ocean floor

ALISS in Wonderland

Imaging ambient light at deep-sea hydrothermal vents

Deep-Sea Diaspora

The LARVE Project Explores How Species Migrate from Vent to Vent

"Nothing Could Diminish the Excitement of Seeing the Animals for the First Time"

Biologists' First Look at Vent Communities—Galápagos Rift, 1979

Marine Snow and Fecal Pellets

The Spring Rain and Food to the Abyss