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MBARI researchers discover deepest known high-temperature hydrothermal vents in Pacific Ocean
Description: In spring 2015, researchers discovered a large, previously unknown field of hydrothermal vents in the Gulf of California, about 150 kilometers (100 miles) east of La Paz, Mexico. Lying more than 3,800 meters (12,500 feet) below the surface, the Pescadero Basin vents are the deepest high-temperature hydrothermal vents ever observed in or around the Pacific Ocean. [Source: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute]
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Source: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Publish Date: 6/2/2015
Reading Level: Basic
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