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A seafloor observatory at an active underwater volcano
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NeMO Net 2002 was recovered June 5, 2003 and NeMO Net 2003 will be deployed in August-September 2003.

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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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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