Cold seeps are locations where hydrocarbon-rich fluid seeps up from below the seafloor, often as methane or hydrogen sulfide. Cold seeps have been found to support significant chemosynthetic communities, which produce food using chemical energy.
Choose from the sections below to further explore ocean exploration education resources on cold seeps.
Read essays written by explorers involved in specific cold seep expeditions to learn more about these features and the life they support.Read more
Access selected lessons developed by educators and scientists to demonstrate key cold seep concepts.Read more