By Michelle Star
A massive field of hydrothermal vents on the seafloor in the dark depths of the East Pacific ocean is the hottest and largest discovered in the region yet.
Not only that, but it’s in a place scientists didn’t expect to find active vents, never mind an entire system of them, hundreds of meters from the axis of a volcanic ridge.
The discovery, scientists say, could have a significant impact on our understanding of vent systems, and the role they play in ocean ecosystems.
Read the full article: https://www.sciencealert.com/a-monster-active-hydrothermal-field-has-been-discovered-in-the-east-pacific
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