Hydrothermal vents

Hydrothermal vents

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  • The temp of hydrothermal vents can go up to 750 degrees  which is way hotter than any grill can get 
  • Hydrothermal vents can go to 16,000 feet under the water, that equates to over 53 football fields 
  • If you were to go a vent that was 2,500 meters deep the pressure would be 3,672.5 pounds per square inch
  • Food Chain: The food chain at the vents consists of bacteria at the bottom then moving up to crab and then finally a the top vent crabs and the apex predator the vent octpous
  • Alvin exploration: Took place west of Ecuador it was a team of top notch geologist  hunting for hydrothermal vents 
  • Primary Consumers: tube worms Secondary consumers :Yeti crab Tertiary Consumers: Vampire Squid Apex: Vent Octupus
  • Hydrothermal vents do not last very long around 5 -15 years
  • Chemo synthesis: bacteria use chemicals in the absence of light to create energy
  • Black smokers are formed from iron sulfide and white smokers are made from calcium they both are made from the deposits of thee materials
  • Metallic particles participate out of hot vent fluid large ore deposits are formed due to this on land  
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