Shallow sea hydrothermal vents

Paleochori Bay, Greece: Volcanic fluids circulate through the seafloor producing several shallow-sea hydrothermal vents located in Paleochori Bay off the coast of Milos Island, Greece. We studied white and yellow patches that form where hot, acidic, and sulfidic fluids vent to the seafloor. To learn more, see our publications at the bottom of this page!

Collaborators: Dave Fike (WUSTL), Jan Amend (USC), Greg Druschel (IUPUI), Jen Houghton (WUSTL), Roy Price (SBU), and Alyssa Findlay (Ben-Gurion Univ).

Gilhooly et al., Sulfur and oxygen isotope insights into sulfur cycling in shallow-sea hydrothermal vents, Milos, Greece. Geochemical Transactions 2014 

Fike et al., Spatially resolved capture of hydrogen sulfide from the water column and sedimentary pore waters for abundance and stable isotopic analysis. Marine Chemistry, 197:26-37, 2017

Houghton et al., Spatially and temporally variable sulfur cycling in shallow-sea hydrothermal vents, Milos, Greece, Marine Chemistry, 208, 83-94, 2019

Lu et al., Bioenergetic characterization of a shallow-sea hydrothermal vent system: Milos Island, Greece, PLOS ONE 15(6): e0234175, 2020

Kotopoulou et al., Metastable iron (mono)sulfides in the shallow-sea hydrothermal sediments of Milos, Greece. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 2022