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geyser


a type of hot spring seen on land that episodically erupts jets of hot water and steam. It results from ground water being heated by coming in contact with hot rock deep in the Earth's crust, and [..]
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symbiotic algae


algae (a simple type of plant that can photosynthesize) that live together with another organism in a mutually beneficial relationship.
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zooplankton


small or microscopic animals that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water near the surface and are the base of the ocean food chain.
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water mass


a body of seawater that shares the same origin. Each water mass has characteristic temperatures and salinities.
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volcanic eruption


ejection of hot steam, molten rock, and/or rock fragments through openings in the earth's surface.
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uranium-series dating


a method of dating material that contains elements that have been formed by radioactive decay of uranium.
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transponder


An acoustic device that scientists place above the seafloor, usually in groups of two or more, to help them navigate deep submergence vehicles. To locate a transponder, a ping is broadcast from a ship [..]
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