Mid-Atlantic Ridge

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a very long narrow elevation on the ocean floor that runs all the way from Iceland in the North Atlantic to Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic

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A novel eye in "eyeless" shrimp from hydrothermal vents of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
At the Mid-Atlantic Ridge sites, geologists discovered a rock called serpentinite instead of the basalt found on the seafloor elsewhere.
Table III Genetic distances and standard errors (in parentheses) between Mid-Atlantic Ridge Bathymodiolus species Snake Lucky Strike Pit Logatchev Lucky Strike 0.
Most of the postlarval shrimps described were obtained by trawling above a known hydrothermal vent site (Broken Spur - 29 [degrees] 10 [minutes] N) in the mid-Atlantic ridge (segment 17) during cruise 95 of the RRS Charles Darwin.
Unlike the Pacific vents, where vestiform tube worms and bivalves dominate the biota, Mid-Atlantic Ridge vents have major populations of bresiliid shrimp, including many new species.
ANSWER: The Mid-Atlantic Ridge isn't just the world's longest chain of undersea mountains, it's longer that any of those found on land.
Recently, the group took portable hydrophones to the Atlantic Ocean and for the first time recorded sounds of volcanic activity in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Iceland sits on a volcanic hotspot in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and has relatively frequent eruptions, though most occur in sparsely populated areas and pose little danger to people or property.
We placed the six hydrophones on the flanks of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between 15[degrees] and 35[degrees]N--three on each side, each spaced about 550 nautical miles apart.
Alastair Fothergill will also be sharing his experience of making the deepest dive of more than a mile and a half (2,400m) on the mid-Atlantic Ridge.
These shrimps swarm around hydrothermal vents on the volcanically active mid-Atlantic ridge, which forms part of an underwater mountain range encircling the planet like the seam on a baseball.
In the early 1980s, after a number of vent sites had been found in the Pacific, scientists began to wonder if hydrothermal activity and active black smokers might exist on the more slowly spreading Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
The deepest-diving submersible in the world, Shinkai 6500 will explore the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in a series of cruises that began in June and will continue into early 1995.
Instead, billions of shrimp swarm at vents along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which bisects the Atlantic Ocean floor.
The bathymetric survey reveals a large scar on the side of the mid-Atlantic ridge at 26.
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