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Deep Sea Dive: Ring of Fire

2 minutes 10 seconds

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The rim of the Pacific Basin is one of the most geologically active places on Earth, and scientists have nicknamed the area "The Ring of Fire." The movement of tectonic plates has created a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches and chains of volcanoes stretching for twenty-five thousand miles. Part of the "Deep Sea Dive" series.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 10 seconds

Map of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding landmasses with the coastlines highlighted. Underwater images of craggy rocks and deep fissures. Caption: scientists have nicknamed the area the "Ring of Fire."
Deep Sea Dive
Episode 4
2 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Long, spindly legs protrude from an extremely narrow body and other strange creatures. Caption: It's not like life like we're used to on the surface.
Deep Sea Dive
Episode 5
2 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Depressions in the sea floor with noticeably different liquid in them. Caption: They're very similar to lakes and rivers on land.
Deep Sea Dive
Episode 6
2 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12