The open ocean is a desolate, nutrient-poor place. For a long time it was assumed that any type of seafloor feature (seamounts! ocean ridges!) would…View More Is the Mid-Atlantic ridge an oceanic oasis?
Editor’s Note: The following interview was conducted by Colin Schultz for American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) member publication Eos. AGU and Colin have been kind enough…View More GUEST INTERVIEW: Peter Rona on the Diversity of Hydrothermal Systems on Slow Spreading Ocean Ridges
Some amazing new pictures were released this week from the final cruise of the ECOMAR program, focused around the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone on the Mid-Atlantic…View More Revealing life at the Ridge
You can thank the major ocean spreading centers for the fact we all still don’t dwell on a Pangea Motherland. At nearly 10,000 kilometers in…View More Sometimes My Job Is Real Nice
*Not to be confused with the hit song by Survivor. The vent shrimp Rimicaris exoculata (literally the Rift-shrimp deprived of eyes) swarms hydrothermal chimneys, with…View More The ‘Eye’ of the Vent Shrimp
[googlemap lat=”2.5479878714713706″ lng=”-32.87109375″ width=”500px” height=”500px” zoom=”4″ type=”G_SATELLITE_MAP”]2.547988,-32.871094[/googlemap]Normally, I wouldn’t discuss an airline disaster here and before I go on let me say my heart goes…View More Air France 447