TITLE

HYDROTHERMAL VENTS

PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Oceans (9781405321754);2008, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter from the book "Oceans" is presented. It focuses on some sea animal creatures that can live and actually thrive in volcanic mid-ocean ridges. These spews hot water mixed with melted chemicals. The vents are home to many kinds of animals who become much greater in size and develop more quickly. The chemical energy of these openings are their source of food. This type of sea animal is one of the few that does not depend on solar energy.
ACCESSION #
43662816

 

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