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Expedition to Axial Seamount starts on September 3rd!
Submitted by rodomskh on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:24pm
CIMRS researchers are going to sea again. This time, they are revisiting Axial Seamount, an active submarine volcano located about 300 miles west of the Oregon coast. Axial Seamount lies on the Juan de Fuca Ridge, a tectonic plate boundary where the Pacific Plate and the Juan de Fuca Plate spread apart and magma rises to fill the gap and creates new seafloor. Bill Chadwick, Chief Scientist of this research cruise, has started a blog for the trip to share their at-sea research. Bookmark the Axial Seamount 2013 blog to keep abreast of their activities!!