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Maug’s Caldera: A Natural Laboratory

  • Aired: 06/28/2016
  • 26:43
  • Rating: NR
In the remote Pacific, the islands of Maug rise out of the sea. Here shallow hydrothermal vents are found close to coral reefs. These vents emit levels of CO2 that can be expected in the world’s oceans by the end of the century, making these waters a natural laboratory for scientists studying the impacts of ocean acidification on coral reefs. A co-production with Open Boat Films.
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Scientists study the hydrothermal vents of Maug. A co-production with Open Boat Films.
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Major funding for this program is provided by the Batchelor Foundation, encouraging people to preserve and protect America’s underwater resources. Additional funding is provided by: Divers Direct/Emocean Sports, inspiring the pursuit of adventure and watersports; in memory of Harriet Fagan; the Do Unto Others Trust; and the Friends of Changing Seas.
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