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Lost City Expedition
On this 2003 expedition, scientists from several institutions explored a hydrothermal field on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, studying limestone formations and new life forms, creating maps of this unique location. Overviews include: research objectives, deep sea hot spring environments, seafloor mapping, marine geology, vent chemistry, instrumentation and vessel technology. Shipboard life communicated through researcher logs, daily questions from participating classrooms with answers by expedition scientists. Includes: photos, diagrams, contour maps.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Biology
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Chemical oceanography
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other use information is unknown. Please consult the resource directly for the latest information.
DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-1376
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Publisher: University of Washington
School of Oceanography

Publisher: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)