- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: February 27, 1999
Go beneath the Pacific Ocean for an incredible view of the world's most active volcanoes.
500 miles off the coast of Mexico and 8,000 feet beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean lies the East Pacific Rise. This underwater chain of volcanoes is the world's largest, and they are the most active volcanoes on earth.
THE NEW EXPLORERSTM joins renowned underwater cinematographer Al Giddings on a thrilling journey to these submerged giants. From onboard the tiny research sub Alvin, we get an incredible view of the bizarre sunken landscape some of the expedition's dozen members call a "tubeworm barbecue pit." Scientists help explain the significance of the Rise, and reveal how life works in the otherworldly environment where the heat and fury of the earth's molten mantle meets the cold, inky water of the deep.
Join host Bill Kurtis for a fascinating journey worthy of Jules Verne.