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Hydrothermal vents are hot vents.

You Know?

Hydrothermal vents can have white or black smokers.

Pictured Left: white smoker vent

They are NOT underwater volcanoes, because they do not explode lava. They explode hot water.

Pictured Right: black smoker vent

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DID YOU KNOW? Crust

Outer Mantle Inner Mantle

The Earth has four main layers, which are: the core, inner mantle, outer mantle, and the crust.

Above: Earth’s layers

Core

Hydrothermal vents happen when there is a crack in the Earth’s surface, and then it gets really hot in the mantle. Then, it explodes back into the bottom of the ocean. Pictured above: hydrothermal vent

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DID YOU KNOW?

Many different kind of unique animals like to live near the hydrothermal vents. First, there is the octopus. Then, there is the eelpout fish, scale worm, and Pompeii worm. Last, there are shrimp, spider crab, and giant clams.

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Compiled hydrothermal vent book  

Student created book about hydrothermal vents.

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