Learn about the unique lifeforms that make their homes in the dark, hot, acidic and high pressure environments of deep-sea volcanoes, and how research in this unique habitat is shedding light on how life may have arisen on Earth and perhaps other planets. Visit an alien realm 2,300 metres below the ocean surface. In this volcanically active rift valley, superheated mineral-rich fluids jet from the seafloor, forming towering and baroque sulfide chimneys. Here, scientists have discovered an astonishing array of life. Learn how deep-sea installations by UVic’s Ocean Networks Canada support cutting-edge science in one of Canada’s oldest Marine Protected Areas.
A course refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.