Dr. Ted Moore | Investigating Pits in the Pacific Ocean Seafloor

Jul 10, 2024 | earth and environment

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Across the seafloor of the equatorial Pacific Ocean, scientists have discovered unusual pits. Similar depressions have been found around the world, caused by fluids escaping from sediments or salt dissolving in rocks below the seabed. However, during 40 years of drilling into the tropical Pacific Ocean’s seafloor, no one has found pressurized fluids to explain how these pits formed. Another mechanism for the creation of seafloor depressions is the flow of hot, hydrothermal fluids circulating in the upper crustal rocks. Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper: ‘Hydrothermal pits in the biogenic sediments of the equatorial Pacific Ocean’, in Geochemistry, Geophysics and Geosystems, doi.org/10.1029/2006GC001501

Financial support for this research was provided by National Science Foundation, USA, Natural Environment Research Council, UK, and Stockholm University, Sweden

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