Title: Extreme Environments in Black Smokers
Author: Debbie Kelley
Category: BIO
File Size: 105 kb
File Type: Image (JPG or GIF)
Date Catalogued: Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Gradients present within the walls of active chimneys provide access to the extreme conditions underwhich life thrives in submarine hot springs. A) 18 foot tall chimney called Flying Buttress in the Mothra Field, B) Central conduit hosting high temperature fluids, C) illustration of conditions within the chimney walls that bound the upper temperature limit to life.