This site is a virtual dive off of the Pacific coast to explore hydrothermal ocean vents. It is hosted by the ThinkQuest Library of Entries, a collection of educational websites designed by participants in the ThinkQuest contests. This resource discusses where the vents are, what they are, how they formed, and why they are important. The fauna, geology, and significance of these 'black smokers' is examined as well. There are biographies of scientists studying these vents, information about tools used to locate and study vents, and a variety of activities for the classroom.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-135
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