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The Experts Are In: Hydrothermal Vent Extravaganza

WhenSaturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:00am

Natural History Museum

Event Location

Ground Floor, Q?rius




Help biologists sort, count and identify animals collected at deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the Pacific. Sit alongside these enthusiastic researchers to identify your finds and discuss how these organisms survive in their extreme environment. Then handle real volcanic rocks from these areas and talk with a volcanologist to figure out why chimneys are releasing volcanic gas at the bottom of the ocean.

Presented by:
Matt Berning, Marine Invertebrate Biologist,
Maya Chung, Volunteer Scientific Illustrator,
Marion Le Voyer, Geochemist, and
Jessica Whelpley, Marine Biologist

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