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Deep Sea Dive: Life on a Vent

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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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