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New Hydrothermal Vents Discovered As "South Pacific Odyssey" Research Begins

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September 29, 2004
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Penn State Eberly College Of Science
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A team of 27 U.S. marine scientists beginning an intensive program of exploration at the Lau Basin in the South Pacific has discovered a new cluster of hydrothermal vents along a volcanically active crack in the seafloor.

Hydrothermal venting though sulfide chimneys in the Lau Basin. Credit: Daniel Desbruyeres, IFREMER (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea)

A team of 27 U.S. marine scientists beginning an intensive program of exploration at the Lau Basin in the South Pacific has discovered a new cluster of hydrothermal vents along a volcanically active crack in the seafloor. About a mile and a half down, the basin could hold answers to questions about the origin of life on Earth, say the scientists, whose plans for their "South Pacific Odyssey" include an unprecedented number of research expeditions to this geologically unique "back-arc basin" during the next two years.


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Penn State Eberly College Of Science. (2004, September 29). New Hydrothermal Vents Discovered As "South Pacific Odyssey" Research Begins. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/09/040928111731.htm
Penn State Eberly College Of Science. "New Hydrothermal Vents Discovered As "South Pacific Odyssey" Research Begins." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/09/040928111731.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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