Collecting a fragment of lava from the 2015 eruption of Axial Seamount. Image: © 2016 MBARI
MBARI’s seafloor maps provide new information about 2015 eruption at Axial Seamount

Dec 15, 2016 - Axial Seamount, a large underwater volcano off of the Oregon coast, is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, having last erupted in 2015. At the Fall 2016 meeting of the American Geophysical Union, MBARI researchers unveiled a new seafloor map that reveals previously undocumented lava flows from the 2015 eruption.

The curious eyes of the cockeyed squid

New research findings highlight a unique visual adaptation in a deep-sea squid, the cockeyed squid, which has eyes that are grossly different in size and structure.