Hydrothermal Vent 40th Anniversary Ornament featuring ALVIN

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the discovery of hydrothermal vents with this commerative ALVIN themed laser cut ornament in a custom WHOI logo box. Made in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

In 1977, scientists made a stunning discovery on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean that forever changed our understanding of planet Earth and life on it. They found seafloor vents gushing shimmering, warm, mineral-rich fluids into the cold, dark depths. And, to their complete surprise, they found that the vents were brimming with extraordinary, unexpected life.

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