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Themed Collections:

Ocean Exploration Ring of Fire
photo/video logs:

2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2012


Mariana Arc:

2006 multimedia

2004 multimedia


Axial Volcano

NeMO Gallery
Animal Gallery
Dive!-Interactive dives

Youtube channel

S.Cleft smoker, Juan de Fuca Ridge NE PacificBelow are links to underwater videos, virtual realities, animations, panoramas, sounds and images of hydrothermal vent systems. Credit for all of our media goes to NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory's EOI Program.


new pillow lava, Lau Basin 2009Video Collection:

Earth-Ocean Interactions videos on YouTube

Videos from EOI Program's expeditions to the seafloor using remotely operated vehicles are available now on YouTube.

new pillow lava, Lau Basin 2009Highlights:

W. Mata eruption videos and images

Video was obtained by camera mounted on the Jason autonomous underwater vehicle. The Jason team and scientists were on board the Research Vessel Thomas G. Thompson. Jason was lowered to the site 4000 ft below on a ~3/4 inch fiber optic cable while the ship held position above. The pilots maneuvered the Jason carefully into position to view the eruption. The sound on the video clips was recorded separately on a hydrophone (underwater microphone) placed on the seafloor about 50 ft away and later synchronized to the video.