Hydrothermal vents are present in all of the world's oceans in areas associated with tectonic and/or volcanic activity. This process results in extreme environments that are home to high densities of specialized microbes and animals, the study of which may lead to exciting new discoveries applicable to societal needs.
- Rhian Waller, Jian Lin, Chris German. Responsible Research of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents Promoted by the InterRidge Program. 10th International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society & EXPOGEF 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19-23 November 2007. SEG Digital Library
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