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Submarine Volcanoes and Hydrothermal Vents

Recent scientific discoveries have revealed an underwater community of marine animals and other organisms that thrive in the dark depths of the ocean near hydrothermal vents and undersea volcanoes. This ocean ecosystem is dependent on the presence of hydrothermal vents, which release hot and mineral-rich fluids from the seafloor.

Video from NOAA and Smithsonian Institution.

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