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NeMO studies the dynamic interactions between submarine volcanic activity and seafloor hotsprings at an observatory, Axial seamount. A volcanic eruption occured at Axial in January 1998, destroying some hydrothermal vent sites and creating new ones. Since then NeMO scientists have been assessing the impact of the eruption and documenting the on-going changes in Axial's summit caldera.

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image from Rumbleometer virtual reality image of deepsea octopus image of tubeworms at hydrothermal vent image of deepsea fish

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To view the latest results from Axial go to the NeMO 2007 expedition page or the cruise calendar
or download the NeMO 2007 Cruise report (8mb pdf)

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Recent additions:
web site with interactive dives to the seafloor

National Public Radio report on unique microbes at Axial
New Discoveries in Deep-Sea Biodiversity
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Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2115 SE Oregon State University Way
Newport, OR 97365


Phone: (541) 867-0274
Fax: (541) 867-3907

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