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Uncovering Yellowstone’s subsurface mysteries

A new study providing an unprecedented regional view of the earth's crust beneath Yellowstone National Park will begin with a helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic...

Hydrothermal vents, methane seeps play enormous role in marine life, global...

The hydrothermal vents and methane seeps on the ocean floor that were once thought to be geologic and biological oddities are now emerging as...

Rainbow-coloured hydrothermal systems show spectrum of extreme life on Earth

The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. Water at near-boiling temperatures bubbles up from underground, high salt...

New kind of hydrothermal vent system found in Caribbean

Researchers from the University of Southampton have identified hydrothermal vents in the deep sea of the Caribbean which are unlike any found before. Collaborating with...

Scientists research deep-sea hydrothermal vents, find carbon-removing properties

Savannah, Ga. - University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Aron Stubbins joined a team of researchers to determine how hydrothermal vents influence...

A ‘hydrothermal siphon’ drives water circulation through the seafloor

Vast quantities of ocean water circulate through the seafloor, flowing through the volcanic rock of the upper oceanic crust. A new study by scientists...

Making organic molecules in hydrothermal vents in the absence of life

In 2009, scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution embarked on a NASA-funded mission to the Mid-Cayman Rise in the Caribbean, in search of a...

Researchers discover deepest known high-temperature hydrothermal vents in Pacific Ocean

In spring 2015, MBARI researchers discovered a large, previously unknown field of hydrothermal vents in the Gulf of California, about 150 kilometers (100 miles)...

Hydrothermal vents could explain chemical precursors to life

Roy Price first heard about the hydrothermal vents in New Caledonia's Bay of Prony a decade ago. Being a scuba diver and a geologist,...

How Productive are the Ore Factories in the Deep Sea?

Hydrothermal vents in the deep sea, the so-called "black smokers," are fascinating geological formations. They are home to unique ecosystems, but are also potential...

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