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hydrothermal vent

n.
A fissure on the floor of a sea from which flows mineral-rich water that has been heated by underlying magma, forming a precipitate of minerals and providing an ecosystem for extremophiles.
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Reproductive strategies of mollusks from abyssal hydrothermal vent communities.
The act prioritizes research on deep ocean areas, calling for study of hydrothermal vent communities and seamounts, documentation of shipwrecks and submerged sites, and development of undersea technology.
Biogeography of Mariana Trough hydrothermal vent communities.
Students are expected to describe how hydrothermal vents are formed and characterize the physical conditions at these sites, explain chemosynthesis and contrast this process with photosynthesis, identify autotrophic bacteria as the basis for food webs in hydrothermal vent communities, and describe common food pathways between organisms typically found in hydrothermal vent communities.
We may not discover anything as fundamentally different as the hydrothermal vent communities," says Charles R.
A new species of Bathymodiolus (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from hydrothermal vent communities in the Indian Ocean.
A striking feature of hydrothermal vent communities on the East Pacific Rise is the strongly marked faunal zonation associated with vent fluid temperature and chemistry.
The crab, Bythograea thermydron (Williams, 1980), is an important predator in hydrothermal vent communities in much of the eastern Pacific (Gorodezky & Childress 1994, Voight 2000, Micheli et al.
Spatial variation in faunal composition of hydrothermal vent communities on the East Pacific Rise and Galapagos spreading center.
It could have implications, he and others say, in a remarkably wide range of subjects including hydrothermal vent communities, the evolution of early life, stratigraphy, oil production and mariculture.
A review of the distribution of hydrothermal vent communities along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge: dispersal vs.