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Deep Diver
Alvin's three thick portholes and cameras mounted outside have provided humans with a window on aspects of our world that could not be directly observed previously. June 29, 1998

Lost City of Hydrothermal Vents
Scientists on a research cruise aboard the Atlantis have stumbled upon a spectacular discovery in the Atlantic Ocean: a system of hydrothermal vents so vast they have named it the Lost City. December 13, 2000

Scientists Discover Novel Type of Hydrothermal Vents
Scientists have found a new type of hydrothermal vent at the bottom of the Mid-Atlantic Ocean that formed very differently from those previously known. July 12, 2001

Scientists Learn How Tube Worms Colonize Hydrothermal Vents
Ever since their discovery in the late 1970s, the creatures that dwell in the hot, sulfurous hydrothermal vents of the deep sea floor have captivated marine biologists. May 07, 2001

Getting to the Bottom
The research ship Atlantis and her companion submersible, Alvin, explore the strange world of an undersea volcanic ridge. By Alan Hall. June 29, 1998

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