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Science Made Public Talk @ WHOI Exhibit Center
July 29, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:25 pm
Exploring Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in Alvin
Jill McDermott, Marine Chemist
The circulation of seawater-derived fluids through seafloor hydrothermal vents releases abundant chemical energy. This discovery has expanded our understanding of the limits and constraints on life in extreme environments. Hear from this MITWHOI Joint Program student about her experience diving in Alvin to investigate a volcanic eruption, and learn how deep-sea research on Earth can inform the search for life, and the compounds that support life, elsewhere in our solar system.