Watch Live: Scientists Explore a Mysterious Deep Sea World

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This month, you can fly along the Gulf of Mexico seafloor and explore a strange ecosystem fueled by chemicals instead of sunlight, all from your computer.

The journey to the deep sea comes courtesy of a remotely operated vehicle and camera sled that will send back live video to the Okeanos Explorer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s research vessel. Scientists aboard the Okeanos are exploring the Gulf of Mexico’s deep underwater habitats, which include mud volcanoes, methane seeps, brine pools, submarine canyons and shipwrecks.

The planned exploration will occur roughly south of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, offshore of Galveston, Texas.

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