Thursday, May 25, 2006

Eruptions

I heard about this on NPR yesterday, and the darn video player won't go here at work.. :(
 
In March 2004, a team of NOAA scientists sent a remotely operated research submarine named ROPOS to find some hot vents along the Mariana Arc volcanic chain .

"What we found was an eruption in progress," said Verena Tunnicliffe, a biologist at University of Victoria, Canada. "We found this big pit with rocks and molten sulfur flying out. And we were sitting at the edge of this pit."

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