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Deep Sea Vents. By: Lauren Keith. How it Forms. Earth’s plates move and create cracks in the earth. Water flows into these cracks. Magma heats the water. Water then rises and finds a way through the seafloor and into the ocean. http://www.seasky.org/deep-sea/hydrothermal-vents.html.

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Deep sea vents

Deep Sea Vents

By: Lauren Keith


How it forms

How it Forms

  • Earth’s plates move and create cracks in the earth.

  • Water flows into these cracks.

  • Magma heats the water.

  • Water then rises and finds a way through the seafloor and into the ocean.

http://www.seasky.org/deep-sea/hydrothermal-vents.html


Chemicals

Chemicals

  • While heating there are several chemicals in these deep sea vents, such as:

    • Oxygen

    • Sulfur

    • Copper

    • Zinc

    • Iron

http://www.economist.com/node/18618033


Temperature

Temperature

  • The temperature at that depth in the ocean without a deep sea vent are about 2°C (35.6°F).

http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/even-hiding-in-deep-sea-vents-wont-save-you-from-climate-change.html


Creatures

Creatures

  • Creatures that live around these deep sea vents include:

    • Tube worms

    • Shrimp

    • Crabs

    • Clams

http://www.seasky.org/deep-sea/hydrothermal-vents.html


Works cited

Works Cited

  • “Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents.” Sea and Sky. 2011. Web. 31 March 2013. <http://www.seasky.org/deep-sea/hydrothermal-vents.html>

  • “Hydrothermal Vents.” Voyage to the Deep. Web. 31 March 2013. <http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/deepsea/level-2/geology/vents.html>

  • “Introduction to deep-sea hydrothermal vents.” SEAS: Student Experiments at Sea. Web. 31 March 2013. <http://www.ridge2000.org/seas/for_students/reference/hydrothermal_vent_intro.html>


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