In Search of Hydrothermal Lost Cities

When a Plan Comes Together ~ Video Update Week 2

Image credit: Courtesy of Chris German, WHOI/NSF, NASA/ROV Jason 2012 © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Mar. 29 2023

The #LostCityVents team made a breathtaking discovery recently, and when a researcher says “We found something beyond what we could ever expect,” you know it’s worth paying attention.

Using a combination of cutting-edge technology – including sonars on R/V Falkor (too) and autonomous underwater vehicles, CTD sampling, and ROV SuBastian – the team located black smoker hydrothermal vents on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in a remarkable feat of multi-faceted detective work. Want to know more about the strategies, decisions, and technology that led to this amazing reveal? Check out the video for their findings!

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