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Gulf Research Dives May Uncover New Energy Resources

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October 18, 2000
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University Of North Carolina At Wilmington
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The last two weeks of October, a team of scientists will send the Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin on 14 research dives to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico on a mission that may unlock clues to new energy resources. The scientists' investigations will span subjects ranging from gas hydrates and microbiology to intense storms in the deep ocean.

WILMINGTON, NC -- The last two weeks of October, a team of scientists will send the Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin on 14 research dives to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico on a mission that may unlock clues to new energy resources. The scientists' investigations will span subjects ranging from gas hydrates and microbiology to intense storms in the deep ocean. The results of their discoveries will generate important scientific data, and may also yield clues about the planet's past geology; help explain today's global climate patterns; and lay the groundwork for tapping future energy resources, previously unknown or out of reach.


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