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Contact: Dr. Rory Howlett
r.howlett@noc.soton.ac.uk
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National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK)

World's Deepest Known Black Smoker

Caption: First photograph of the world's deepest known 'black smoker' vent, erupting water hot enough to melt lead, 3.1 miles deep on the ocean floor

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