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Deep-sea Expedition Sets Sail

November 10, 2008

research vessels A University of Delaware-led research team embarks on an extreme adventure plunging deep into the sea to study hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor. They'll share the experience with 20,000-plus school children through interactive sessions. Full Story

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