Volcanoes of the Deep Sea
At 12,000 feet below the ocean's surface, you will have an unprecedented look at this vast and little-explored dimension of our planet. The film follows a team of scientists on a dive to research mysterious hydrothermal vents on the mid-ocean ridge. As the dive progresses, the film unveils the fantastic diversity of the deep—its strange communities of organisms, shipwreck gardens, bioluminescent creatures, giant predators. Astonishingly, these dark, hostile regions contain 97 percent of the Earth's biosphere!
Besides putting you into contact with the planet's oddest creatures and phenomena, Volcanoes of the Deep Sea also examines the implications that deep-ocean discoveries may have for our understanding of the emergence of life and our search for its traces elsewhere in the cosmos.
Grade Level: 4-12
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