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Surf Your Way to a Deep Ocean Research Expedition

August 12, 2010

Enlighten '10 Just click yourself aboard an ocean research expedition--thanks to the Internet--and journey 300 miles off the Washington-Oregon coast and nearly a mile deep into the ocean as scientists explore methane ice deposits, an underwater volcano and seafloor hot springs spewing water up to 570 degrees Fahrenheit. Full Story

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