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Hydrothermal Vents

How to Launch a 13-Ton Submarine, Part 1

Craig Musburger | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science
Craig Musburger

When word comes from the deep that the sub is done with its work and is returning to the surface, the LRT divers suit back up and reverse the process -- essentially landing the sub on the barge underwater like a fighter jet hitting the deck of an aircraft carrier.

Has World's Deepest Hydrothermal Vent Been Discovered?

Posted 02.22.2013 | Science

By: Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 02/21/2013 05:11 PM EST on LiveScience Researchers are exploring the deepest known set ...

Researchers Find Ocean Near Antarctica Teeming With New Species

Posted 01.06.2012 | Green

A series of new undersea discoveries show that life on Earth can thrive where it is least expected. In the Southern Ocean near Antarctica, a team of r...

Life after Catastrophe

Anuradha K. Herath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anuradha K. Herath

By learning how life survives catastrophes, astrobiologists also can learn the limits to life, and the requirements necessary for life to colonize new environments.

Deep Ocean Mining Becoming Possible: Promise, Perils Weighed

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BOSTON — There's gold in that thar sea floor. Silver, copper, zinc and lead, too. The problem is, it's a mile or two underwater and encased in m...