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Volcanic vent

Credit: National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
A research vessel towing an underwater camera has discovered a volcanic vent in the Southern Ocean north of Antarctica.

This vent differs from "classic" hydrothermal vents by being colder, although higher than surrounding seawater in levels of minerals like lithium, boron and calcium.

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