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Getting Ready For World’s Largest Underwater Observatory

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Ashley Ahearn
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Want to see a volcano explode hundreds of meters below the surface of the Pacific Ocean? How about in real-time streaming video, online, from the comfort of your own iPad? Well, there’s a massive scientific project underway that could help you with that and more.

The Regional Cabled Observatory is a $239 million project, funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal: To better understand and monitor the depths of the Pacific Ocean – from volcanic eruptions to deep-sea earthquakes that could lead to tsunamis.

Read the whole story on KUOW’s Earthfix