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ROV Jason Cayman vent still

Using samples collected by ROV Jason II and Nereus, Scientists analyzing hydrothermal fluid from Piccard vents at Mid-Cayman Rise found “non-biological processes deplete hydrogen that was thought to be readily available to subseafloor microbial communities; discovery could impact global hydrogen budget.” Read the article here.

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Vent at the East Pacific Rise

Jason Sylvan from Texas A&M talks about exploring the East Pacific Rise at 9°50’N in HOV Alvin. “I was blown away with just how much different it is actually being there and looking out a window and seeing the site right in front of you,” he told Gizmodo. Watch the video and read the whole…

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