Alternative Energy Source

Cole Carter 6th Stokes


The formation of organic compounds using the energy released from chemical reactions (carbon molecules) instead of the energy of sunlight. Bacteria living in aphoristic areas of the ocean are able to survive by chemosynthesis. They use energy derived from the oxidation of inorganic chemicals, such as sulfur released from deep hydrothermal vents, to produce their food.

CO2 + H2O + H2S + O2 =====> CH2O + H2SO4

Venenivibrio Stagnispumatis (Producer)

This is a producer of chemosythesis that is located around hydrothermal vents where they get all of the materials they need to create their "food". These bacteria are eaten by many of different deep sea life. They are Vestimentiferan Tube worms to vescomyid clams. This bacteria is the start of this life cycle. Another that gets food from chemosynthesis is Pyrobaculum Aerophilum(arhaea).

Vestimentiferan Tube Worm (consumer)

This is a giant tube worm that eats the bacteria like Venenivibrio Stagnispumatis to create energy for itself. These giant tube worms are located on the hydrothermal vents and are one of the big factors in the hydrothermal vent life. A few more consumers are Bothymodiddid mussels and vescomyid clams.