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NSF grant allows UGA researchers to monitor deep-sea plumes

Deep-sea hydrothermal plumes—waters nearly two miles down in the ocean—are home to processes that effect life across the planet. However, high pressure and water temperatures that exceed 300 degrees Celsius have made research on the plumes very difficult. With a new grant from the National Science Foundation, a University of Georgia researcher will develop instrumentation to collect data at these depths.