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black smoker

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A type of hydrothermal vent having a characteristic black color due to the compounds of iron and sulfide that precipitate from the dark, billowing plumes of superheated iron-rich water released by the vent.
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On the other hand, high-temperature vent fluids from the black smokers in this area tend to be fresher and have a pH of 3 to 4, like that of vinegar used in cooking.
"They're not all big, they're not all the iconic black smokers, but they're places that likely support ecosystems, so there's way more places on the seafloor where animals can survive," Baker says.
"For instance, SMS species are adapted to chemicals released by black smokers at levels that could be toxic to shallow-water species.
Called "black smokers," those vents bubble with scalding hot, acidic fluids.
In the modern world, sulfur bacteria inhabit upwelling vent and seep areas known as "Black Smokers" and mediate phosphorite formation.
Menthol cigarettes are especially popular among teenaged smokers, 40 percent of whom prefer them (compared to 30 percent of adults), and among black smokers. The FDA cited evidence that menthol smokers are more strongly attached to their habit: They are more likely to light up within five minutes of waking and less likely to quit smoking.
When I consider the adverse conditions under which life has shown itself-giant clams, mussels, tubeworms etc, living on sulphur instead of oxygen in submarine "black smokers", creatures living in dark caves or microbes deeply buried-it is hard not to think that there must be a life force, which, when a suitable organic chemical arrangement presents itself, invades it and turns it into a living thing.
We know those copper mines were actually black smokers from the bottom of the ocean, so there is a huge connection in my career, and to my discoveries, to what is happening on Cyprus."
The solution then sprays into the ocean through hydrothermal vents, called 'black smokers.' These ebony clouds are full of sulphur-bearing minerals that precipitate, forming chimneys reaching heights of 60 metres.
These vents or "black smokers" are where water heated by volcanic activity gushes out of seabed chimneys at temperatures of more than 350C.
The experts captured the video while studying underwater volcanic vents which are also known as black smokers.