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View Resource Ocean Vents Were "Factories of Life"

This week's In the News focuses on discoveries that provide support for the theory that deep sea hydrothermal vents may have been the "factories of life" three and half billion years ago when Earth's atmosphere did not consist of any oxygen. A recent article published in Science (February 5, 1999, 283:831-833) discusses how scientists at Nagaoka University created an environment similar to a...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/se/1999/0217
View Resource Extreme 2000: Voyage to the Deep!

A collaborative project of the University of Delaware College of Marine Studies and Sea Grant College Program and WHYY-TV, this site tracked the recent Extreme 2000 mission, in which scientists from the University of Delaware explored hydrothermal vents in the Sea of Cortes off the west coast of Mexico in the deep-sea sub Alvin. Although the mission ended on January 22, the site offers a number of...

http://www.clrn.org/weblinks/details.cfm?id=6511
View Resource Life at Hydrothermal Vents

The first Web site is a NOVA Online Adventure from PBS (1). Into the Abyss decribes the "pitch darkness, poison gas, heavy metals, extreme acidity, and enormous pressure" found at hydrothermal vents, and offers a look at bizarre and fascinating creatures found in this environment. The next Web site from Exploring Earth, an online earth sciences text book, contains video clips taken during research...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2002/1115
View Resource Census of Marine Life: Census of the Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life

A field project of the multi-national Census of Marine Life, the Census of the Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life (CeDAMar) was created to document "actual species diversity of abyssal plains as a basis for global change research and for a better understanding of historical causes and actual ecological factors regulating biodiversity." This site provides Deep-Sea researchers with a forum for...

http://www.coml.org/census-diversity-abyssal-marine-life-ced...
View Resource Sea and Sky: The Ocean Realm

The Ocean Realm is part of Sea and Sky, an award-winning, nonprofit website created by J.D. Knight, an Orlando-based Web designer, amateur astronomer, and marine aquarium hobbyist. The Ocean Realm offers two features: Reef Life, a presentation of animals who inhabit corral reefs; and Monsters of the Deep, an exploration of animals found in deep zones of the ocean. Reef Life contains gorgeous...

http://www.seasky.org/
View Resource National Science Foundation: Sea Vent Viewer

The National Science Foundation sponsors thousands of substantial research projects every year across a very broad range of scholarly fields, and this recent provocative addition to the NSF's Earth & Environmental Science site will be of real interest to many. This particular feature allows visitors to explore the area of the ocean floor in and around a sea vent, complete with various interactive...

https://www.nsf.gov/news/overviews/earth-environ/interactive...