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Pacific Ocean Floor

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Strap yourself for the road trip of a life time, in as our RADIO EXPEDITIONS team empties all the salt water from the Pacific and sets off on a 12-thousand mile dune buggy ride across the ocean floor.

You'll journey, 12,000 miles from the California coast, across high mid-ocean ridges, and back down deep to the Mariana Trench, then on to Japan. Along the way, you'll learn about some of the most incredible aspects of the marine world and about new discoveries of life at the bottom of the sea.

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Tube worms Tube worms (Riftia pachyptila) like these grow to almost five feet long and are found around vents in rift areas of the ocean floor.

Photo by Emory Kristof, National Geographic Society

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