Hydrothermal Vents Research Paper by hicaliber

Hydrothermal Vents
This paper examines how hydrothermal vents can be a new way to monitor the earth's core.
# 95716 | 2,380 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2007 | US


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Description:

The paper explores hydrothermal vents and their contribution to the many biological beings that make these extreme conditions their home. The paper defines a hydrothermal vent as nothing more than a geyser that occurs on the ocean floor. The paper supports the thesis that by examining the vents' reactions to continuously changing conditions in their environment, we can gain clues as to changes that are occurring in the earth's core.

Outline:
What Are Hydrothermal Vents?
What Can Life in the Vents Tell Us?
Life in an Alien World

Sample of Sources Used:

  • DeChaine, E. and Cavanaugh, C. 2006. Presence of post larval alvinocaridid shrimps over south-west Indian Ocean hydrothermal vents, with comparisons of the pelagic biomass at different vent sites Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 86 (1): 125-128.
  • Govenar, B., Le Bris, N., and Gollner, S. 2005. Epifaunal community structure associated with Riftia pachyptila aggregations in chemically different hydrothermal vent habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series,. 305: 67-77.
  • Jeng, M., Ng, K., and Ng, P. 2004. Feeding behaviour: Hydrothermal vent crabs feast on sea 'snow' Nature. December 2004. 432 (7020): 969.
  • Kelley, D., Karson, J., and Blackman, D. 2001. An off-axis hydrothermal vent field near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 30 degree N. Nature. July 12, 2001. 412 (6843): 145-149.
  • Lutz, R., Shank, R. and Evans, R. 2001. The Life After Death in the Deep Sea. American Scientist. September-October, 2001. 89 (5): 422-431.

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Hydrothermal Vents (2007, May 30) Retrieved December 10, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/hydrothermal-vents-95716/

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"Hydrothermal Vents" 30 May 2007. Web. 10 December. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/hydrothermal-vents-95716/>

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