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CNN: Humans can dive deeper into the world’s oceans than ever before with Alvin

Hydrothermal vents deep under the ocean spewing black smoky clouds

The Beebe Hydrothermal Vent Field, the deepest and hottest known hydrothermal vent in the world, is visible from a dive of the submersible Alvin near the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean. © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


WHOI scientists talk with CNN about what the sub’s latest upgrade means for deep-sea science. Read the whole story.