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Examines in Marine Biology & Oceanography

Life in Hydrothermal Vents

Submission: August 17, 2018; Published: September 20, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/EIMBO.2018.02.000540

ISSN : 2578-031X
Volume2 Issue3


Heat loving (thermophillic) animals love to live in places where temperature exceeds 80 degree Celsius, such as, hydrothermal vents. Hydrothermal vents arise where cold sea water interacts with freshly formed hot ocean crust along the chains of submarine volcanoes, called mid-ocean ridges. The basic requirements for hydrothermal circulation are a source of heat and a pathway for sea water to circulate within the rock. It represents significant cooling process for the planet.

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