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Australia's Great Barrier Reef Gets A Little Help From Volcanic Eruptions
2012-07-20 06:50:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Have you ever wondered how the Great Barrier Reef came to be? Research conducted by Queensland University of Technology geologist Dr Scott Bryan indicates that volcanic activity in the Southwest Pacific could help to save the Great Barrier Reef, but it could also be what caused it to form in the first place. Dr Bryan and colleagues studied the westward flow or rafting of pumice after volcanic eruptions in Tonga in 2001 and...

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2011-08-28 04:51:53

  Officials from the National Science Foundation (NSF) are currently streaming live video from an undersea volcano, located off the coast of Oregon, which erupted back in April. The video feed is part of the NSF's Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) and is being overseen by Oregon State University geologist William Chadwick and his colleagues. The OSU and University of Washington scientists and engineers involved on the project are currently conducting site surveys onboard the...

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2011-08-10 11:15:00

US scientists from Oregon and New York, who have been monitoring the Axial Seamount, an undersea volcano located 250 miles off the Oregon coast, said on Tuesday that they have successfully predicted an eruption for the first time. The team of scientists forecast the eruption beginning about five years ago, predicting the volcano, which last erupted in 1998, would erupt again sometime before 2014. This marks the first successful prediction of eruption of an undersea volcano. During an...

2009-04-20 10:25:00

PALM DESERT, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terrell Owens, wide receiver of the Buffalo Bills has joined The Rolling Stones, Steve Miller Band, The Jonas Brothers, and other luminaries in a generous assist to the Save The Earth Foundation. Mr. Owens will be signing three Save The Earth T-shirts set to be auctioned on the Save The Earth web site during their annual on line Earth Day celebration. Save The Earth Foundation functions as a non-profit public benefit corporation...

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2009-03-19 15:23:02

Scientists ventured across the South Pacific Thursday with the purpose of inspecting an undersea volcano near Tonga that has been shooting steam and ash thousands of feet into the sky for days. The area, just six miles from the main island of Tongatapu is home to about 36 undersea volcanoes, geologists said. A government team of scientists was sent to study the volcano on Thursday, but officials have reported no apparent danger to local residents or fish and other wildlife. Tonga's police...

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2009-02-12 11:08:01

Over the last two decades, marine biologists have discovered lush forests of deep-sea corals and sponges growing on seamounts (underwater mountains) offshore of the California coast. It has generally been assumed that many of these animals live only on seamounts, and are found nowhere else. However, two new research papers show that most seamount animals can also be found in other deep-sea areas. Seamounts, however, do support particularly large, dense clusters of these animals. These...

2006-11-10 06:00:28

By Ray Lilley WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A new volcanic island has emerged from the ocean near Tonga in recent weeks, according to eyewitness reports from two vessels that traveled through what one called a vast field of floating pumice stone spewed by the same eruption. The crew of the Maiken, a yacht that sailed out of the northern Tongan islands group of Vava'u in August, reported on their Web log on Aug. 12, that they saw streaks of stone floating in the water before "we sailed into...

2006-06-22 10:10:46

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - An underwater volcano with a base larger than Washington D.C. has been discovered just off the shores of Sicily, a scientist with Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology said on Thursday. The volcanic structure, which incorporates peaks previously thought to be separate volcanoes, was named Empedocles after the Greek philosopher who named the four classic elements of earth, air, fire and water. Legend has it that the philosopher died...


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