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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/referen ce/hydrothermal_vent_intro.html>