In Photos: Norway's Spooky Seafloor Vents

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Black Smokers

Credit: Center for Geobiology, University of Bergen
In 2008, researchers from Norway's University of Bergen discovered Loki's Castle, an underwater hydrothermal field at a depth of 7,875 feet (2,400 meters).…Read More »

The deep-sea volcanic vents in this complex are called black smokers. The ultra-heated water spewing from these vents looks dark and smoky thanks to mineral-rich compounds.   Less «
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