Volcanoes of the Deep Sea Homework

The assignment: Write an essay of one page (about 500 words) summarizing the science presented in the video.  Emphasize the following:

         Plate tectonic setting

         Geographic setting

         Key players:

1.    Paleodictyon nodosum

2.    Dolph Seilacher

3.    Peter Rona

4.    H.O.V. Alvin and R.V. Atlantis

         Key concepts:

1.    Chemosynthesis

2.    Hydrothermal vents

3.    Mid-ocean Ridge

4.    Trace fossils

Resources you might find useful:

         Your text

         The Volcanoes of the Deep Sea web site at http://www.volcanoesofthedeepsea.com

         The Geotimes article (Dec. 2002) at http://www.geotimes.org/dec02/technology.html

         Extract from the Teacherís Guide found on our class web site at http://online.geology-guy.com/votds-teach-summary.pdf

Also interesting and useful:

         The ALVIN web site at http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=8422

         The R/V Atlantis web site at http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=8143

Due 20 February before 11:59 PM (worth 20 points)

You should submit it in Blackboard, as an attachment to the assignment (much preferred) or copied into the text box in assignment.

*** acceptable electronic formats: Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Works Word Processor (.wps), OpenOffice.org Writer (.odt) or Word Perfect document (.wpd) only.