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Hydrothermal Vents- Chapters 2, 5, 16. Hydrothermal Vent. Hydrothermal vent - a deep-sea hot spring where heated seawater forces its way up through the crust. Discovered rich communities in 1977. Temperatures range from 10-20⁰C (50-68⁰F) to 350⁰C (660⁰F).

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hydrothermal vent
Hydrothermal Vent
  • Hydrothermal vent- a deep-sea hot spring where heated seawater forces its way up through the crust.
  • Discovered rich communities in 1977.
  • Temperatures range from 10-20⁰C (50-68⁰F) to 350⁰C (660⁰F).
  • Mineral particles such as sulfides and carbonates precipitate to form chimneys.
mid ocean ridges
Mid-Ocean Ridges

http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/ridge/axial.html

vent crabs
Vent crabs

http://www.ocean.udel.edu/deepsea/level-2/creature/crab.html

pompeii worm
Pompeii Worm

http://www.ocean.udel.edu/extreme2004/creatures/pompeiiworm/index.html