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8 July 2019
Five new posts from the Hunting Bubbles expedition.
1 July 2019
Six new posts, including two videos, from the R/V Falkor on its cruise to seek out and study methane bubbles seeping out of the seafloor.
25 June 2019
Six new blog posts from the continuing Hunting Bubbles research cruise.
18 June 2019
Four new updates from the ongoing cruise of the R/V Falkor…
12 October 2018
At the end of another long work day, I empty my pockets: zip ties, a hex wrench, miscellaneous combination wrenches, tubes of o-ring lubricant, several gloves (bizarrely, an odd number), rolls of electrical tape, various wires, nuts and washers, and a couple candy wrappers.
27 September 2018
As we steam towards San Francisco in rough seas, I am reminded how lucky we have been during our time on the Falkor with the weather, never losing any days to poor weather. Falkor really is the luck dragon!
24 September 2018
This week’s #HuntingBubbles video looks at the trial of the ABISS lander and the next steps that the team will take as they reflect on the expedition.
13 September 2018
This was not what I expected, but then again, I am not sure what I expected. Apart from a one-month stint in undergrad sailing across the Atlantic with Sea Education Association, I have never been on a research cruise before.
This week’s #HuntingBubbles video explains and explores the cutting-edge technology being used on the expedition, including a Mass Spectrometer, Laser Spectrometer, and Stereoscopic High-Definition, High-Speed Camera.
12 September 2018
Rising methane bubbles from natural seeps can either dissipate in the water column, or “survive” up to the water surface and be released into the atmosphere.