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A team of WHOI researchers and colleagues use a decision-making robot to explore Kolumbo volcano—an ancient submarine volcano sitting 500 meters below the surface off Greece’s Santorini Island in the Aegean Sea. The expedition was part of a NASA-funded program that will attempt to answer a number of key questions: What can the organisms living in the extremes of this dark and chemical-laden underworld tell us about life on Earth and beyond?
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Exploring the globe-spanning region beneath the sunlit upper ocean where life thrives
Discovering the links between life in our ocean and the search for life beyond Earth
Investigating the fate of microplastics and their impacts on marine life and human health
Searching for corals around the world to help ensure a future for reefs in a warming ocean
The NSF-funded program measures physical, chemical, geological and biological properties from the seafloor to the air-sea interface.