Who feasts on volcanic fluids? | Small Things Considered

Who feasts on volcanic fluids? | Small Things Considered
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The research explorations of MBL scientist Julie Huber and colleagues is explored in an article by University of California, San Diego student Than S. Kyaw:

… Who is crazy enough to live inside an active hydrothermal vent and thrive on toxic gases? An article published by researchers at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory addressed this very question by performing detailed molecular analyses on samples from an Axial Seamount eruption. Read more …

Source: Small Things Considered: Who Feasts on Volcanic Fluids?

Video credit: NOAA Earth-Ocean Interactions Program

Top photo: Seafloor photograph of the “Subway” snowblower vent, Axial Seamount, Juan de Fuca Ridge. Published in Meyer et al, http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmicb.2013.00153/full