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Underwater Volcanoes - 10/28/14

When most of us think of volcanoes, we think of mountains, rising and looming over flat plateaus. Cone-shaped and spewing burning ash and molten rock in flows of hot orange-red rock.

Washington State’s St. Helen’s and Italy's Mount Vesuvius are famous volcanic explosions. And of course, the Hawaiian Islands—you can take a helicopter ride right over the smoking and steaming new coastline.

As chief executive officer, John Racanelli leads a team of 600 full and part-time employees and 1,000 volunteers in pursuing the National Aquarium’s mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. More than 1.5 million people annually visit the Aquarium’s venue in Baltimore, Maryland, while millions more are touched by the Aquarium’s education programs, outreach activities, social media campaigns and conservation initiatives.