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Deep Sea Dive: Life on a Vent

2 minutes 10 seconds

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Hydrothermal vents were originally discovered near the Galapagos Rift in 1977. They form from hot springs produced by underwater volcanoes or tectonic activity. Scientists have found an abundance and assortment of life that has adapted to the harsh, dark conditions surrounding these seafloor vents. Part of the "Deep Sea Dive" series.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 10 seconds

Map of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding landmasses with the coastlines highlighted. Underwater images of craggy rocks and deep fissures. Caption: scientists have nicknamed the area the "Ring of Fire."
Deep Sea Dive
Episode 4
2 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Long, spindly legs protrude from an extremely narrow body and other strange creatures. Caption: It's not like life like we're used to on the surface.
Deep Sea Dive
Episode 5
2 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Depressions in the sea floor with noticeably different liquid in them. Caption: They're very similar to lakes and rivers on land.
Deep Sea Dive
Episode 6
2 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12