More than 200 hydrothermal vent
fields have been observed at depths greater than
200 meters (~650 feet). There may be a thousand
more remaining to be discovered, mainly along
Earth’s plate boundaries.
Complete educational package available
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, in collaboration with New Bedford Ocean Explorium, invites you to explore the deep sea with movies and datasets formatted for spherical display systems, including NOAA's Science On a Sphere. Our complete educational package for the Global Viewport to Deep-Sea Vents is available at the Woods Hole Open Access Server here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1575/1912/6867
Here are two compilation videos from the Global Viewport to Deep-Sea Vents.