Rocks, Hot Water, Microbes, and More: Diving to Seafloor Hot Springs
Hydrothermal processes and water-rock reactions are an integral part of deciphering the origin and evolution of life on Earth and other planets. Life’s limits result from fluid chemistry de-pendent upon host rock composition and reaction progress. I will share recent results and video footage taken by the Deep-Submergence Vehicle (DSV) Alvin from my recent journey to 2522 meters depth in the ocean to sample seafloor hydrothermal vents at the East Pacific Rise off the coast of Central America.
Cox, Alysia, "Rocks, Hot Water, Microbes, and More: Diving to Seafloor Hot Springs" (2019). Public Lecture Series. 150.