Greg Stone '82 currently works as the Executive Vice President and Chief Ocean Scientist for the nonprofit environmental organization <a href="http://www.conservation.org/act/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Conservation International</a>.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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