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Rainbow Hydrothermal Vents Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 07/19/2002
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Geocache Description:

I placed a small plastic horse, now called "Sea Horse", beside a Hydrothermal Vent at the sea floor 2300 meters down.

Using the Russian Mir Submersibles, we placed our "Sea Horse", and travel bug #TB31F1, at the sea floor. We were on a scientific research mission. Good Luck Finding it! Please return it if you do!

- Richard Garriott

Amended 5/06/05:
For the record, this geocache is real, and can be found. Most years Deep Ocean Expeditions ( takes people down to these vents, and you can go too! It is done as a cooperation between eco-tourism and extremophile research. Scientific study of high temperature bacteria and anaerobic life forms are subsidised by taking tourists to the vents. I have visited them twice myself. With 10-30 people visiting a year, I presume one will be a geocacher like me... sooner or later!

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