Greg Stone '82 currently works as the Executive Vice President and Chief Ocean Scientist for the nonprofit environmental organization Con... Greg Stone '82 currently works as the Executive Vice President and Chief Ocean Scientist for the nonprofit environmental organization Conservation International.

GEOLOGIST SEAMOUNTS, Hawaii (AP) — The turquoise waters became darker and darker, and squiggly glow-in-dark marine creatures began to glide past in the inky depths like ghosts.

The three-man submarine went down, down, down into the abyss and drew within sight of something no human had ever laid eyes on: Cook seamount, a 13,000-foot extinct volcano at the bottom of the sea.

“We don’t know what we’re going to find,” said Conservation International’s Greg Stone, a marine biologist on board. “There will always be the unexpected when you go into the deep ocean.”

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