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dec 5, 1977 - Robert Ballard's Discovery of Hydrothermal Vents

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Hydrothermal vents are discovered, along with an ecosystem that survives without the energy of the sun, by Robert Ballard. These ecosystems rely on biota absorbing chemical energy from the venting materials in a process called chemosynthesis.

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BWeniger's Oceanography Timeline
BWeniger/Mrs.Crater/Period 4

Date:

dec 5, 1977
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~ 40 years ago
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