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Oceanography: Death and rebirth in the deep

When a submarine volcano erupts, the results can be devastating — and fascinating. Jane Qiu finds new drama in underwater biogeography.

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Jane Qiu writes for Nature from Beijing, China.

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Qiu, J. Oceanography: Death and rebirth in the deep. Nature 465, 284–286 (2010).

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