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Gizmodo: Alvin, deep sea vents, and the mystery of ancient carbon


Read Gizmodo’s reporting on a paper published this month in Nature Communications that used samples collected on a 2017 Alvin mission to the East Pacific Rise 9° 50′ N vent field in the Pacific Ocean.

“What’s great about Alvin is that you can be down there with the vent, get direct samples, and see everything in 3D,” lead author Emily R. Estes told Gizmodo. “I felt so focused and exhilarated and excited to be there.”