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The challenges of wiring up an undersea volcano

Clip: 07/07/2015 | 7m 36s

Hundreds of miles off the coast of Oregon and Washington, there's an undersea volcano known as Axial Seamount. Two months ago when it began spewing lava, it wasn't a secret to a group of scientists engaged in a groundbreaking research project. Hari Sreenivasan reports on their Cabled Observatory -- a network of sensors, moorings and cameras that offers views of a little-known world.

Aired: 07/07/15

Rating: NR

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