Macs Take Underwater Science to the Extreme

February 12, 2002

Newark, DE — On October 15, 2001, the research vessel Atlantis set sail from Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Its 17-day mission was to explore one of the hottest, most demanding environments on earth — hydrothermal vents nearly two miles deep on the Pacific Ocean floor. On board the ship was an international team of marine biologists, geologists, and graduate students who wanted to study the vents and the organisms that inhabit them. Also on board was an assortment of Power Mac G4 and PowerBook G4 computers, and other Apple products, all used to relay ground-breaking scientific data from ship to shore.

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