YELLOWSTONE LAKE HYDROTHERMAL VENTS STUDIES

Minirover sampling in Mary BayEarlier (1994) version of the Minirover (David Lovalvo, Eastern Oceanics) sampling temperature in the effluent of a shallow hydrothermal vent in Mary Bay. Bubbles are gas emanations containing methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide. The rings surrounding the vent and adjacent gas-emitting fumaroles have elemental sulfur and mats of sulfur- and methane-oxidizing bacteria. Hydrothermal (hot water) vents and some fumaroles have been sampled from as deep as 350 feet, with temperatures reaching 130C.

1998-2000 Research Topics

    The Bridge Bay Spires: Preparation of a Scientific Specimen and Museum Piece

Background and proposed research

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