December 28, 2009

Jason Captures Underwater Volcano

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Scientists from the Woods Hoke Oceanographic Institution managed to capture a volcano in action in the Pacific, about 4,000 ft. below its surface with the help from Jason, a remote controlled underwater robot. The high definition video is the first shot in the last 25 years and shows that what is spewing out of the West Mata volcano is boninite lava, thought to have only been present on extinct volcanoes. Interestingly enough, the team managed to find some shrimp in the same area and will be studying their DNA.

Via WHOI

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at December 28, 2009 9:10 AM
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