COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Hydrothermal vents, methane seeps play enormous role in marine life, global climate
Description: The hydrothermal vents and methane seeps on the ocean floor that were once thought to be geologic and biological oddities are now emerging as a major force in ocean ecosystems, marine life and global climate. However, even as researchers learn more about their role in sustaining a healthy Earth, these habitats are being threatened by a wide range of human activities, including deep-sea mining, bottom trawling and energy harvesting, scientists say in a new report. [Source:]
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Publish Date: 5/31/2016
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