Deep-sea volcano expedition


A 120-day research trip to a string of submarine volcanoes will test two UH mini-subs. The longest, most-challenging expedition in the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory’s 25-year history will begin March 18.

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HURL’s mother ship, Ka’imikai-O-Kanaloa, will leave with submersibles Pisces IV and Pisces V for five months of explorations in the South Pacific.
cientists from the United States, New Zealand, Germany and Australia will dive on some of the world’s largest and most active undersea volcanoes, stretching from New Zealand to Tonga.
“This is all completely new territory,” said Terry Kerby, HURL operations director and chief pilot.
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