World’s deepest vent blog

The Autosub 6000 being deployed to survey the Cayman Trough

Scientists onboard the RRS James Cook have found the world’s deepest hydrothermal vents 3,1 miles down (5000 metres) in the Caribbean’s Cayman Trough.

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The NOC research team on board RSS James Cook