Photo: Deep-Sea "Smoker" Vent's Rumble Reveals Ocean Clues



A recording device captures the sound made by deep-sea smoker vents in the Pacific Ocean. Scientists recently recorded the vents' sounds for the first time, refuting a long-held theory that the vents were silent.

Researchers speculate that the sounds may help fish navigate in the darkness of the deep and could signal undPhotograph courtesy University of Washington


NEWS FEEDS    After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed. After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS

ADVERTISEMENT

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S PHOTO OF THE DAY

50 Drives of a Lifetime

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.