Deep-sea volcano off the Oregon Coast helps scientists forecast eruptions
Scientists forecast deep-sea volcanic eruptions off the Oregon Coast. Learn more here.
Oregon Public Broadcasting | By Jes Burns
A thick blue-white haze envelops the Research Vessel Thompson as it floats 250 miles off the Oregon coast.
Akel Kevis-Stirling’s orange life vest and blue hardhat are vivid pops of color in the fog.
“You guys ready to go?” he calls into his radio.
The person on the other end crackles an affirmative.
“Copy that,” he says and looks up across the rear deck of the research ship. “Alright, straps!”
The crew of the ROV Jason jumps into action, removing the straps that secure the cube-shaped submarine to the deck. The…