Underwater http://nwpr.org en Largest Underwater Observatory Preparing For Launch Off Northwest Coast http://nwpr.org/post/largest-underwater-observatory-preparing-launch-northwest-coast <p>Scientists are in the final weeks of preparation for the launch of the world’s largest underwater observatory.</p><p>It’s a 239 million dollar project that was funded by the National Science Foundation to better understand and monitor the depths of the Pacific Ocean – from volcanic eruptions to deep-sea earthquakes that could lead to tsunamis.</p><p>EarthFix’s Ashley Ahearn visited with the team and has this update.</p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:19:45 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 26040 at http://nwpr.org