1976

Using the towed camera platform DeepTow, Scripps geologist Peter Lonsdale discovers new marine life forms in the Galapagos Rift, including large clams and crabs, during the first photographic survey of a hydrothermal vent field. On the same cruise, Scripps geochemist Ray Weiss uses DeepTow to collect samples proving the hydrothermal origin of this water. 

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