Other Resources and Links

– Virtual fly-throughs and panoramas of eight sites in the Mariana Arc

– Magic Mountain Virtual Web site, featuring animations and videos of the Magic Mountain hydrothermal field

http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03fire/logs/subduction.html and http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03fire/logs/ridge.html – Animations of the 3-dimensional structure of a mid-ocean ridge and subduction zone

http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/dynamic.html#anchor19309449 – On-line version of “This Dynamic Earth,” a thorough publication of the U.S. Geological Survey on plate tectonics written for a non-technical audience

http://pubs.usgs.gov/pdf/planet.html – “This Dynamic Planet,” map and explanatory text showing Earth’s physiographic features, plate movements, and locations of volcanoes, earthquakes, and impact craters

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/nemo/education.html – Web site for the New Millennium Observatory Project, a long-term study of the interactions between geology, chemistry, and biology on Axial Seamount, an active volcano on the Juan de Fuca Ridge that is part of the mid-ocean ridge system

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/ – USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory, with extensive educational and technical resources

http://volcano.und.edu/ – Volcano World Web site at the University of North Dakota

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/publications/zoogoer/1996/3/lifewithoutlight.cfm – “Life without Light: Discoveries from the Abyss,” by Robin Meadows; Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Zoogoer Magazine, May/June 1996

http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/2minrelief.html – Index page for NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center combined global elevation and bathymetry images (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/2minsurface/45N135E.html includes the Mariana Arc)

– Web site with background information on 15 of the Mariana Islands.

http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/volc_models/models.html – U of N. Dakota volcano Web site, directions for making various volcano models

http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vw.html – Volcano World Web site

http://www.extremescience.com/DeepestOcean.htm – Extreme Science Web page on the Challenger Deep

http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/05galapagos/welcome.html – Webpage for the 2005 Galapagos Spreading Center Expedition

http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/ventcd/vent_discovery – Dive and Discover presentation on the 25th anniversary of the discovery of hydrothermal vents

http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/ps_vents.html – Article, “Creatures of the Thermal Vents” by Dawn Stover

http://www.oceansonline.com/hydrothe.htm – “Black Smokers and Giant Worms,” article on hydrothermal vent organisms

Corliss, J. B., J. Dymond, L. I. Gordon, J. M. Edmond, R. P. von Herzen, R. D. Ballard, K. Green, D. Williams, A. Bainbridge, K. Crane, and T. H. Andel, 1979. Submarine thermal springs on the Galapagos Rift. Science 203:1073-1083. – Scientific journal article describing the first submersible visit to a hydrothermal vent community

Shank, T. M. 2004. The evolutionary puzzle of seafloor life. Oceanus 42(2):1-8; available online at http://www.whoi.edu/cms/files/dfino/2005/4/v42n2-shank_2276.pdf.

Tunnicliffe, V., 1992. Hydrothermal vent communities of the deep sea. American Scientist 80:336-349.

Van Dover, C. L. Hot Topics: Biogeography of deep-sea hydrothermal vent faunas; available online at http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/hottopics/biogeo.html



For More Information

Contact Paula Keener-Chavis, national education coordinator for the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, for more information.

Other lesson plans developed for this Web site are available in the Education Section.