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Interactive Sea Vent Viewer
This interactive viewer allows students to explore the various aspects of deep-sea hyrothermal vents and their ecosystems which exist in the total absence of sunlight. The cursor permits panning to the left and right or up and down; rolling it over a numbered feature provides the name of the item, and clicking on the label provides access to additional information.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Ecology
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-120
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Science Foundation
Earth and Environmental Science