Geeking Out With Deep Sea Vents

Here is some very cool stuff from the iGrid conference in San Diego: The first-ever live HD-quality video from a deep-sea vent. This video comes from the Juan de Fuca Ridge, about 200 miles off the Washington-British Columbia coast. You can watch it in real-time today and tomorrow at this URL.

For those who want the requisite feeds & speeds, you’re looking at a 20Mbps MPEG2 HD stream. And by way of context, the vent temperatures are on the order of 700 F. Very neat — so be sure to watch it now before the kids at Slashdot discover this and suck up all the bandwidth.