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Happy Earth-Ocean Day

Happy Earth-Ocean Day

April 22, 2016

Many processes that marine scientists study also have connections to dry land. Last year, students and faculty explored the rocks surrounding the Snake River Plain Yellowstone Hotspot, which lies underneath Yellowstone National Park. Over millions of years, the location of this volcanic hotspot has shifted throughout the Northwestern United States, forming the Snake River Plain. This field trip was part of WHOI’s Geodynamics Program, an annual seminar series that encourages collaboration among scientists and students in different disciplines by exploring a topic in the geological sciences: in this case, the behavior of hydrothermal systems in continental and submarine settings. (Photo by Noelle Held, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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