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Come on a scuba diving adventure like you've never seen before. We head to the Yamhill River to dive with a fossil hunter who makes amazing discoveries right in front of our camera. We head deep into the pacific ocean for a rare look at our planet's only known active undersea volcanoes. And see what it took the men of the Lewis and Clark expedition just to put a little salt on the table.

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Underwater Fossils

A retired Oregon police officer takes on the role of underwater prehistoric detective.

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Undersea Eruptions

We head off the Oregon coast to look at our planet's only known active undersea volcanoes.

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Greenfield/Hartline Habitat Conservation Fund of the Nature Conservancy.

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