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Hydrothermal vents found in Arctic Ocean



Authors:  Lidia Wasowicz


Published online:   16th January, 2003



A geologically sluggish region deep within the Arctic Ocean's frigid waters has turned out to be a surprisingly hot spot of hydrothermal activity.

Marine scientists on a maiden voyage to the remote area near the North Pole discovered at least nine submarine vents spewing sizzling fountains -- and portending the possible existence of exotic life -- along the Gakkel ridge, a barely budging mid-ocean mountain chain 3 miles below the Arctic icecap.


Link to full paper:  https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2003/01/16/Hydrothermal-vents-found-in-Arctic-Ocean/40431042733245/

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