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Underwater volcanoes that spew asphalt instead of lava: they were discovered in the Gulf of Mexico during an expedition of the research vessel SONNE, led by Prof. Gerhard Bohrmann of the DFG Research Center Ocean Margins.
Expulsion of Barium and Methane at Mud Volcanoes in the Gulf of Mexico
Fossil Foraminifera from four active mud volcanoes in the Gulf of Mexico
Eruptions from Caribbean abyss throw up secrets of ocean life
British scientists hope that the discovery of the world’s deepest undersea volcanos is about to unlock the secrets of life at the bottom of the ocean.
More than three miles beneath the surface of the Caribbean, in a chasm cut off from the rest of the ocean for millions of years, are a cluster of ethereal spires teeming with life.
Formed by volcanically charged jets of superheated water shooting from the spires, hydrothermal vents rewrote the rules of biology when they were first seen three decades ago.
Now scientists aboard the Royal Research Ship James Cook have located the deepest volcanos yet found, 3 miles (5km) down.
Originally posted by onequestion
There could be no oil leak!
How would we ever even know?