Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Deepest undersea vents discovered

Posted on Friday, 22 February, 2013 | Comment icon 8 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: NOAA

 
Scientists exploring the Carribean have identified the deepest thermal vents anywhere in the world.

Located 5km below the surface, the vents are located within the Cayman Trough region. Using a special remotely-operated vehicle, researchers have been able to take a close-up look at the alien landscape at the bottom of the sea which features spindly stacks up to 10m high which belch out dark water at temperatures of 400C. The site is one of 200 known to contain deep sea hydrothermal vents.

"The beauty of working in the deep oceans is that you're always stumbling over things that are completely new," said Dr Jon Copley. "It's teaching us how little we know and for a few minutes it's not about the science, it's about the wonder of the planet, something that's been hidden for so long."

"UK scientists exploring the ocean floor in the Caribbean have discovered an "astounding" set of hydrothermal vents, the deepest anywhere in the world."

  View: Full article

 Source: BBC News


  Discuss: View comments (8)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Twinkle Arora is back on 22 February, 2013, 13:05
It is kind of fascinating that still now we have so much to discover on this planet. It is also kind of scary because as we increase our reaches in the ocean deeper and deeper I hope we don't start eating the deep sea creatures also. I mean I can clearly see that they are not meant to be part of our food chain naturally, but anyways, many things weren't. What I also found strange that the name of the machine that was discovering these things deep down the ocean was "Predator", I have no idea why they named that. Maybe I am thinking too much. I hope they don't start eating these creatures also.
Comment icon #2 Posted by wimfloppp on 22 February, 2013, 15:12
we no doubt will destroy that part of the planet as we are the rest of it.
Comment icon #3 Posted by shrooma on 22 February, 2013, 15:51
we've been dumping radioactive waste into the seas for decades wimfloppp.
Comment icon #4 Posted by paperdyer on 22 February, 2013, 19:28
We'd rather go to other planets than properly explore the oceans. More media hype and money available.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Sundew on 23 February, 2013, 2:40
It is kind of fascinating that still now we have so much to discover on this planet. It is also kind of scary because as we increase our reaches in the ocean deeper and deeper I hope we don't start eating the deep sea creatures also. I mean I can clearly see that they are not meant to be part of our food chain naturally, but anyways, many things weren't. What I also found strange that the name of the machine that was discovering these things deep down the ocean was "Predator", I have no idea why they named that. Maybe I am thinking too much. I hope they don't start eating these creatures also.... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by King Cobra 1408 on 26 February, 2013, 20:33
i agree its not about the science although i love discovering new info/knowledge real knowledge not the B.S we hear from the news stations like NBC and etc.i don't listen to the mainstream media and news stations anyway but its just an example.but that is true we think we know a lot about the ocean but the truth is there's like 95% of the oceans we haven't discovered or even yet don't know what there.mother earth and nature is amazing though.and humans treat it such a negative way and such bad ways that we think there are no negative consequnces or effects
Comment icon #7 Posted by regeneratia on 1 March, 2013, 1:19
I always find this particular subject fascinating. I don't know any science for it. However it is so intriguing.
Comment icon #8 Posted by The New Richard Nixon on 2 March, 2013, 21:49
we no doubt will destroy that part of the planet as we are the rest of it. Can't really destroy it, the vents will still be there for thousands of years


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6114387
261169
173403

 
Land plants arrived much earlier than thought
2-20-2018
It is believed that plants first arose on land 100 million years earlier than previous studies had suggested.
Message in a bottle mystery sparks new hunt
2-19-2018
The son of a man who found a message in a bottle 60 years ago is now searching for the author's relatives.
Mystery of deadly Roman 'Gate to Hell' solved
2-19-2018
Scientists have determined what made the notorious Roman cave so deadly to those who ventured inside.
Hunt for Earth 2.0 yields 95 new exoplanets
2-18-2018
A renewed hunt for Earth-like worlds has yielded a haul of 95 previously undiscovered extrasolar planets.
Other news in this category
Scientists create human-sheep hybrid embryos
Posted 2-18-2018 | 2 comments
The research aims to solve donor organ shortages by making it possible to grow human organs inside sheep....
 
Graphene filter can make seawater drinkable
Posted 2-16-2018 | 16 comments
Scientists have developed a new type of water filter that can make even polluted seawater drinkable....
 
NASA to develop a new 'quiet' supersonic jet
Posted 2-13-2018 | 2 comments
The US government is funding a new experimental aircraft known as the Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator....
 
Boston Dynamics robot can now open doors
Posted 2-13-2018 | 16 comments
The firm's dog-like SpotMini robot is now able to use its robotic arm to turn handles and hold doors open....
 
Scientists create self-healing electronic skin
Posted 2-10-2018 | 1 comment
The new material is capable of repairing itself when damaged and can even be recycled to make new skin....
 
Millions of viruses are raining down every day
Posted 2-7-2018 | 11 comments
A new study has revealed that large numbers of viruses may be falling from the sky on a daily basis....
 
Vahana 'flying car' passes first flight test
Posted 2-5-2018 | 7 comments
The autonomous flying passenger drone has taken to the skies for the first time at a test site in Oregon....
 
Sophia the robot is now a fashion model
Posted 1-28-2018 | 18 comments
The eerily human-like robot has ditched her bald-headed android guise in favor of something more glamorous....
 
Chinese scientists create cloned monkeys
Posted 1-28-2018 | 1 comment
Two identical long-tailed macaques, Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, have been created by scientists in China....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ