Archive for April 29th, 2012


Life at the Bottom of the Seafloor

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Up until the 1970s, life was thought to have been dependent on energy from the sun.  With the first discovery of a hydrothermal vent system, this notion was shattered.  Hydrothermal vents are fissures, or volcanic vents, on the floor of the ocean where geothermally heated water is released.  Compared to the 2(DEG)C water in the […]