The Discovery of the Lost City Hydrothermal Field, 2000

University of Washington

This page (part of the Lost City Expedition Site) describes the serendipitous discovery of the Lost City Hydrothermal Field by. In 2000, Kelley, Karson, and Früh-Green participated on a cruise to the Atlantis massif, which was lead by Donna Blackman, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. On December 4th 2000, while operating the remote camera system called Argo they came upon “a landscape unlike anything that had been observed before”. The page describes the first impressions of the new discovery as well as the logistical and technical hurdles encountered conducting a preliminary investigation of the field with both remote (Argo) and manned (Alvin) submersibles.

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Subject: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary
Grade Level: Informal, General Public
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Alkaline, Extremely Hot
Topics: Biosphere:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Biogeoscience, Ecology