Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 20 | Number 1 | March 2007

Special Issue: InterRidge

On the Cover: Front and back covers: Photos depicting the many different topics that InterRdige science addressed.
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Volume 20 Issue 01

Hydrothermal Vent Ecosystems
By Charles R. Fisher, Ken Takai , and Nadine Le Bris

Direct Access to the Sub-Vent Biosphere by Shallow Drilling
By Jun-ichiro Ishibashi , Katsumi Marumo , Akihiko Maruyama, and Tetsuro Urabe

The Emergence of Life on Earth
By Mitchell Schulte

Drilling the Crust at Mid-Ocean Ridges: An "In Depth" Perspective
By Benoît Ildefonse, Peter A. Rona , and Donna Blackman

Mantle Melting Beneath Mid-Ocean Ridges
By Charles H. Langmuir and Donald W. Forsyth

Ultraslow-Spreading Ridges: Rapid Paradigm Changes
By Jonathan E. Snow and Henrietta N. Edmonds

Back-Arc Basins
By Fernando Martinez, Kyoko Okino, Yasuhiko Ohara , Anna-Louise Reysenbach, and Shana K. Goffredi

From the Trenches of Ocean Ridge Outreach: New Landscapes, New Opportunities
By Kristen M. Kusek , Liz Goehring, and Véronique Robigou

Autonomous and Remotely Operated Vehicle Technology for Hydrothermal Vent Discovery, Exploration, and Sampling
By Dana R. Yoerger , Albert M. Bradley, Michael Jakuba , Christopher R. German, Timothy M. Shank , and Maurice Tivey

Responsible Science at Hydrothermal Vents
By Colin W. Devey, Charles R. Fisher , and Steven Scott


Coral Disease, Environmental Drivers, and the Balance Between Coral and Microbial Associates
By Drew Harvell , Eric Jordán-Dahlgren, Susan Merkel , Eugene Rosenberg, Laurie Raymundo, Garriet Smith, Ernesto Weil , and Bette Willis

Special Issue Guest Editors

Colin W. Devey, IFM-GEOMAR
Charles R. Fisher, The Pennsylvania State University
Kristen M. Kusek, InterRidge


The National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Ocean Exploration program, the InterRidge member nations, the Biogeography of Deep-Water Chemosynthetic Ecosystems (ChEss) program of the Census of Marine Life, the German DFG, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Ridge 2000.