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Susan Humphris


Susan Humphris is Chair of the WHOI Department of Geology and Geophysics. She was the first Director of the WHOI Deep Ocean Exploration Institute, serving from 2000 until June 2004, when she was succeeded by Dan Fornari.

Susan Humphris

The Deep Ocean Exploration Institute

The Deep Ocean Exploration Institute

This may sound like heresy, but for some of us at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the ocean is a bit of a nuisance. All that lovely blue water can get in the way.

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The Cauldron Beneath the Seafloor

The Cauldron Beneath the Seafloor

Just over 20 years ago, scientists exploring the mid-ocean ridge system first made the spectacular discovery of black smokers—hydrothermal chimneys made of metal sulfide minerals that vigorously discharge hot, dark, particulate-laden fluids into the ocean.

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