CAMHD - Cabled Axial Seamount - ASHES Vent Field - January 1st, 2019

VDC Rutgers, Administrator
The HD video focuses on the 14-foot tall actively venting hot spring deposit called ‘Mushroom’ located within the ASHES vent field on Axial Seamount. The vent rests on an old lava flow. Radiating cracks in the flow are filled with white bacterial mats and small tube worms, marking sites of diffusely flowing fluids that issue from the fractures in the basalt. Axial is the largest and most active volcano on the mid-ocean ridge spreading center...
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