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Researchers Document Underwater Eruption

A team of researchers said an unmanned probe got within feet of a violent underwater eruption in the Pacific Ocean, returning with footage of seismic activity under the sea. The footage, released by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, showed gray ash and volcanic rock spewing from the summit of the underwater NW Rota-1 vol- cano as it erupted in October. The Hyper Dolphin probe went as close as 7-10 feet from the eruption. (

MacArtney Chosen for Galathea Expedition

The MacArtney Group Ocean Science division was chosen as system supplier to the Danish Galathea 3 Expedition organized by "Dansk Ekspeditionsfond" (The Danish Expedition

Foundation). MacArtney will deliver a system to be installed on board one of The Danish Navy's largest Naval Vessels "Vædderen". The system will be available for oceanographic and enviromental related research. "

Enormous Wind Farm Planned for GOM

According to a report, a proposal to build the biggest offshore wind farm in the U.S. has won approval from Texas state officials. Texas General Land Office reportedly reached an agreement granting Superior Renewable Energy LLC the rights to 39,900 acres (16,150 hectares) of submerged lands in the Gulf of Mexico. There are expected to be more than 100 big wind turbines. (Source: The Washington Post) 1856: First Underwater Photograph "In the Journal of the Society of Arts, W. Thompson, of Weymouth, England, gives an account of the means he adopted for taking a photograph o the bottom of the sea, in

Weymouth Bay, at a depth of three fathoms. It appears that the camera was placed in a box, with plate-glass front, and a movable shutter to be drawn up when the camera was sunk to the bottom. When at the bottom, the plate was exposed for about 10 minutes. The box was then drawn into the boat, and the image developed in the usual manner. A view was thus taken of the rocks and weeds lying at the bottom of the bay. Mr. Thompson antic- ipates that it will be a ready and inexpensive means of arriving at a knowledge of the con- dition of piers, bridges, piles, structures, and rocks underwater. (Source: Scientific

American, June 2006)

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Correction: In the May 2006 article entitled "Bourbon Invests in Offshore Vessels to the tune of $1.8 Billion", the name of Bourbon's CEO Jacques de Chateauvieux was misspelled.

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