Alvin (ship)

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Dive to the Edge of Creation

A documentary following a team of biologists and geologists 1 1/2 miles below the ocean surface where they discover worlds of life around thermal vents which are supported by bacteria that convert chemicals into organic matter. This landmark dive confirmed aspects of the theory of plate tectonics and yielded important biological discoveries. The underwater footage was filmed from the Alvin submersible, which traveled aboard the mothership Lulu. Hydrothermal vents are one of the greatest discoveries of the twentieth century and are theorized to be the originators of life on earth.

National Geographic Society

Search for Adventure - 4,000 meters deep

A documentary about underwater exploration 4000 meters below sea level, where the Alvin submersible and a team of scientists explore hydrothermal vent ecology and collect samples of deep sea life and molten lava rocks. This recording is as much about the scientific exploration of hydrothermal vents and surrounding ecology as it is about the Alvin submersible and its technological capabilities. Hydrothermal vents are one of the greatest discoveries of the twentieth century and are theorized to be the originators of life on earth.

Ventura California