Interactive hydrothermal vent; a fascinating new website.

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  1. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have just released a great new feature on their website, an interactive hydrothermal vent field. This is based upon discoveries and film footage at the Mariana volcanic arc in the western Pacific. The website contains much fascinating detail and is well worth a look. Of particular interest to TONMO viewers is stunning footage of a deep water octopus at one of the vent sites.

    Go here and click on 'Magic Mountain Virtual Site':

    http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/

    The octopus can be found under 'Zoo Chimney Field'.
     
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    I'm in love. :heart:

    Thanks for that link, Phil!
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    :bugout: :notworth: really a cool site, thanks for showing it!
     
  4. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Great site! :D 8)
     
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    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Phil, this is terrific! I know what I'll be doing when I should be working.

    Melissa
     
  6. tshuler

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    Very nice...

    Just wish they had more footage of the Octopus, but I guess even finding one was lucky. :D

    Thanks for the link.
     

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