Is Life Thriving Deep Beneath the Seafloor?
http://oceanusmag.whoi.edu/v42n2/wirsen.html

Oceanographer Emeritus Biology Department Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Carl Wirsen, Oceanus Magazine, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


In 1991, scientists aboard the submersible Alvin sailed into the aftermath of a very recent volcanic eruption on the seafloor. This article published in Oceanus, a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution publication, reports on the origin and composition of the debris encountered during this eruption as well as results from other subsurface biosphere explorations. Descriptions and interactive figures pertaining to the structure of the ocean floor and sub-surface can also be found within the text.


Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines, Biology:Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Ocean:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Ocean:Biological Oceanography , Biosphere:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Biosphere, :Ecology, Ecology:Metabolism, HabitatsKeywords: barophiles, hydrothermal vents