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13 August 2019

Science aboard the R/V Falkor: July 30-August 8

A week and then some of blog posts from people at work doing science at sea…

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24 July 2019

The latest adventures from the R/V Falkor

Seven of the latest posts from the ongoing research cruises.

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8 July 2019

More WaterWords and videos from the Hunting Bubbles expedition

Five new posts from the Hunting Bubbles expedition.

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1 July 2019

Cruise blog: Update on observing seafloor methane seeps at the edge of hydrate stability

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.

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25 June 2019

Cruise blog: More observing seafloor methane seeps at the edge of hydrate stability

Six new blog posts from the continuing Hunting Bubbles research cruise.

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18 June 2019

Cruise blog: Observing seafloor methane seeps at the edge of hydrate stability

Four new updates from the ongoing cruise of the R/V Falkor…

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13 June 2019

Seeking the Seeps

The unusually bright Oregon sun beams down on me as I watch the soaring Astoria bridge recede into the background. The R/V Falkor has just pushed back from the dock and we’re steaming into the great Columbia River. Looking ahead, I can see twin points of land, framing the mouth of the Columbia like a giant crab claw.

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12 June 2019

Seeking Space Rocks: The search continues

The seaborne portion of our expedition has ended, but the land-based search begins. In the laboratory, all the samples are examined with fresh eyes, using instruments that enable Dr. Marc Fries to “see” potential meteorites at a much finer scale.

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10 June 2019

According to plan

After picking up the science team in Astoria, we headed back out to sea! This time we headed northward to the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Washington State. The aim of this leg is to try to locate and recover fragments of a meteor strike recorded off the coast.

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9 June 2019

Improving the odds

Overnight, the ‘star sieve’ returned several hundred grams of rocky material with characteristics similar to what we are looking for in meteorites – black-colored rocks with a smooth exterior surface. But when ALL of the samples from multiple sites look that way, you have either hit the jackpot or something else is going on.

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6 June 2019

Mucknificence

Seafloor mud is a mucknificent thing. The soft surface of well-sorted, very fine silt and mud provides a wonderful foundation for benthic organisms, but also allows all the larger, coarser, and heavier rocks – including the meteorites we seek – to bury themselves within.

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5 June 2019

The Hunt for the Quinault meteorite begins

The sea is pitching 8 foot swells at the R/V Falkor as the “Seeking Space Rocks” team transits to the first dive site in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. We have three days to look for meteorites on the seafloor, the second time this has ever been attempted.

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4 June 2019

Sea trials and error

My love for the ocean began on the protected shore of Terrace Beach on Vancouver Island, surrounded by shorelines armored with rocky outcroppings that create structures for tide pools hundreds of organisms call home.

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3 June 2019

Curiosity: The cat’s best friend

By Abrian Curington As the artist on board for these sea trials, it is my job to create an illustrated map to commemorate the trip, as well as some illustrated travel journaling. Though it would be great to get right to drawing, before I can lay pen to paper, I get to do copious research. Essentially, this means I move around making notes and doodles of seemingly irrelevant objects and …

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4 April 2019

New deep-ocean videos and an artist-at-sea report

An abstract radiolarian sculpture visits the sea, and two video updates from scientists on the R/V Falkor.

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29 March 2019

4k ROV highlights — research cruise video update

“It is one of the most magnificent things I have ever seen in the natural world.”

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Reports from three artists-at-sea

The R/V Falkor has three artists along on a research cruise to provide new and different perspectives on ocean research. Here’s what they are doing…

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26 March 2019

Research cruise log: Artists-at-sea

Three artists join the crew to explore new perspectives on ocean science.

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19 March 2019

Research cruise log update: Guaymas Basin

Two videos and an oil painting from the current cruise of the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor: Microbial mysteries — linking microbial communities and environmental drivers  

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13 March 2019

Research cruise log: Guaymas Basin

Three new posts from the ongoing research cruise in the Guaymas Basin investigating links between microbial communities and environmental drivers.

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