Deep Ocean Vent

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Deep Ocean Vent
Image of Deep Ocean Vent.
Biome is extinct.
Week

2, 3, 4, 5

Classification Marine Vents
Size Rule Abyssal Gigantism (10x size increase allowed)
Preceded by Followed by


The deep ocean vents contain many geothermal vents. These sulfur spewing chimneys are known as "black smokers". They form when the heat of the magma comes through the planet's crust. This creates superheated water which is rich with minerals. These minerals (mostly sulfur) crystallize to make the chimney-like shell. The reason it has black smoke is when the minerals hit the cold water they harden and appear black. These minerals become the main energy source for the deep ocean vents ecosystem.

Climate

Temperature: Ocean

Type: Vents