Category:Cold Seeps

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These are areas where the sea floor emits hydrocarbons, forming a pool of brine. While warmer than the surrounding abyss, they are much colder than hydrothermal vents. Sunlight is unavailable, but there is a rich variety of chemicals available for chemosynthesis. These communities are much more stable than vents. Abyssal gigantism applies.

Pages in category "Cold Seeps"

The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total.