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Deep sea Internet cable live streams video and sound from the ocean floor




Map of Ocean Networks Canada's NEPTUNE deep sea Internet cable.
Map of Ocean Networks Canada's NEPTUNE deep sea Internet cable.
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Deep in the ocean off the Pacific Northwest coast lies an underwater Internet cable spanning 500 miles.  

Called the North-East Pacific Time-Series Underwater Networked Experiment, or NEPTUNE, it allows scientists to capture a whole host of scientific data, some of which is available to us online in real time

Though scientists have studied the deep for years thanks for advances in technology, it still remains one of mankind's final frontiers. Dr. Kim Juniper, Science Director of Ocean Networks Canada, joins us to talk about NEPTUNE's quest to study the ocean's depths .