Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents
The Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents are a group of hydrothermal vents in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, located 250 km (155 mi) southwest of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. This group of hydrothermal vents lies 2,250 m (7,382 ft) below sea level in an area where the Pacific Ocean seabed is being pulled apart called the Endeavour Segment, which forms part of a larger spreading area called the Juan de Fuca Ridge.
The Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents were designated as Canada's First Marine Protected Area on March 7, 2003 under the Oceans Act. This made Canada the first country to formally take measures to protect and conserve deep ocean hydrothermal vents.
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents Marine Protected Area
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents
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