black smoker


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black smoker

n.
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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This black smoker is located in the Eastern Manus Basin off Papua New Guinea.
Finding black smoker vents on Mount Dent was a complete surprise," Connelly said in a statement.
5-inch-round window, I have just encountered my first black smoker hydrothermal vent, where hot fluids, laden with chemicals and minerals, spew like smoke from chimney-like rock formations.
The researchers also found black smoker vents on the upper slopes of an undersea mountain called Mount Dent.
At a distant, the auction's third highest sale was for that of a Rare Automaton of a Louisiana Black Smoker by Vichy, which fetched $105,000.
We theorized that the dredged pieces must have come from the low-lying mounds that lay beneath and around black smoker chimneys.
fumarii was discovered in the wall of a black smoker, or a deep-sea hydrothermal vent formed by sulfur-bearing minerals from beneath the Earth's crust, located in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
In 1985, Cindy Van Dover, then a graduate student in biology in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program, discovered a novel light-sensing organ on a unique species of shrimp that lives at high-temperature, black smoker chimneys on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Using specially designed fluid bottles and temperature probes, Alvin took samples of these black smoker chimneys, as well as the 350 [degrees] C fluids venting from them.
The power of the technique was most aptly demonstrated at the second site of the cruise, site 649, where the scientific party drilled next to an 11-meter-high black smoker.
Menthol cigarettes are especially popular among teenaged smokers, 40 percent of whom prefer them (compared to 30 percent of adults), and among black smokers.