Cold Seeps
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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.

Essays

Essays

Read essays written by explorers involved in specific cold seep expeditions to learn more about these features and the life they support.

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Lessons

Lessons

Access selected lessons developed by educators and scientists to demonstrate key cold seep concepts.

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Multimedia

Multimedia

View selected videos and images of cold seeps from previous expeditions.

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Expeditions

Expeditions

Explore past expeditions focused on increasing our understanding of cold seeps and their associated communities.

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Ocean Exploration Careers

Ocean Exploration Careers

Learn about careers focused on the exploration of cold seeps.

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