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Boiling Hot Water Found in Frigid Arctic Sea

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24 Jul 08 – “Many miles inside the Arctic Circle, scientists have found vents of scalding liquid rising out of the seafloor at temperatures that are more than twice the boiling point of water.

“The vents, one of which towers four stories high, are located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between Greenland and Norway, more than 120 miles farther north than other known vents.

“The newfound vent field is one of the most massive such deposits ever found on the seafloor, said expedition member Marvin Lilley, a University of Washington oceanographer.        

               “I wonder what's more powerful, scalding liquid rising
                out of the seafloor plus massive underwater volcanoes,
                or a 60-watt light bulb on my front porch?” asks reader
                Kenneth Lund. “Doesn't make much sense to blame that
                light bulb!” 

See entire article:
http://www.livescience.com/environment/080724-black-smokers.html

See also:
Scientists break record by finding northernmost hydrothermal vent field
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-07/uow-sbr072408.php
Thanks to Peter Pesola and Jimmy Walter for these links



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