Scientists aim to unlock deep-sea “secrets” of Earth’s crust

During the five-week expedition they will use explorer robots to map individual volcanoes on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge tectonic plate boundary – which effectively runs down the centre of the Atlantic Ocean – almost two miles (3km) below the surface of the sea.The work is funded by a grant from the Natural Environment Research Council, which also owns and operates the RRS James Cook.

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