Fiji/Tonga Deep Sea Live Dive
We know more about the surface of the moon than we do the deepest parts of our oceans, yet the deep sea represents 80% of the habitable area of the planet. Despite crushing depths, the deep sea supports unique oases of life next to superheated vent water, reaching temperatures over 640°F.
On April 29th, at 11:55AM Pacific time, we joined a team of international scientists and ocean enthusiasts exploring vent life to better understand these remote environments in the face of a changing ocean.
Watch the dive here:
Interaction: The audience participated using #livedive or #VentLife_expedition and on the YouTube live channel.
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Access our education material here:
More information about this expedition: http://schmidtocean.org/cruise/ecosystem-dynamics-western-pacific-hydrothermal-vent-communities/
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