Discovering Undersea Asphalt Volcanoes – Slideshow and Story

Join scientists as they discover that mysterious mounds on the seafloor near Santa Barbara, Calif., are the remnants of ancient asphalt volcanoes.

Asphalt Volcanoes on the Seafloor
An audio slideshow on the exploration of Il Duomo
http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/viewArticle.do?id=73126

Undersea Asphalt Volcanoes Discovered
Erupting oil paved the seafloor with mysterious mounds
http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/viewArticle.do?id=73026

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Marine Scientists Return from Expedition to Erupting Undersea Volcano

Scientists who have just returned from an expedition to an erupting undersea volcano near the Island of Guam report that the volcano appears to be continuously active, has grown considerably in size during the past three years, and its activity supports a unique biological community thriving despite the eruptions. Read the summary.