hydrothermal vent

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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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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.
We may not discover anything as fundamentally different as the hydrothermal vent communities," says Charles R.
Biogeography of Mariana Trough hydrothermal vent communities.
A new species of Bathymodiolus (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from hydrothermal vent communities in the Indian Ocean.
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.
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.