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Did She Blow? NW Submarine Volcano Likely Just Erupted
More than 80 scientists from around the world gathered in Seattle last week to discuss a thrilling development: For the first time, seafloor instruments were providing a real-time look at the most active, submarine volcano off the Northwest coast — and all signs indicated it might erupt soon.
Watch: Scientists Get Rare Glimpse of Undersea Volcano
When scientists first got the images back from West Mata Volcano, they noticed something odd. The undersea eruptions from two of the volcano's vents about 4,000 feet below sea level in the Pacific Ocean near Samoa were behaving very differently.
The Future of Unmanned Underwater Systems
Launched to listen to the songs of humpback whales, Liquid Robotics has evolved into a harvester of data from the sea. Graham Hine of Liquid Robotics shares with MTR his insights on the future direction of unmanned underwater systems, and more specifically, his company’s role.
The Blob: Warm Pacific Water Threatens Ecosystem, May Intensify Drought
Marine life seen swimming in unusual places. Water temperatures warmer than they should be. No snow where there should be feet of it.
How 'the blob' Caused USA's Weird Weather
A strange, persistent "blob" of very warm water off the U.S. West Coast is now linked to the recent winters that brought extreme heat and drought to the West, and record snow and cold to much of the East, according to two studies.