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Ocean Encounters: Hydrothermal Vents

Exploring hot springs on the deep seafloor

Like geysers and hot springs on land, hydrothermal vents form in volcanic regions on the ocean bottom, gushing hot, mineral-rich fluids from beneath the seafloor. Join us to hear what scientists have learned about vents and the surprising organisms that thrive there— and what they can teach us about the origins of life on Earth.

Susan Humphris, Geochemist and Oceanographer, WHOI
Tim Shank, Deep-sea Biologist, WHOI
Rika Anderson, Marine Microbiologist, Carleton College

Hosted by Veronique LaCapra, Director of Special Projects for Advancement, WHOI

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