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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.
4 April 2019
An abstract radiolarian sculpture visits the sea, and two video updates from scientists on the R/V Falkor.
19 March 2019
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
13 March 2019
Three new posts from the ongoing research cruise in the Guaymas Basin investigating links between microbial communities and environmental drivers.
8 March 2019
When I was a girl, we traveled to Puebla to visit my grandparents in a town near the Popocatépetl volcano. The fumaroles (smoke) scared me, so I studied the characteristics of the hills around me to find a safe place in case it blew up.
This spectacular underwater volcano was just explored for the first time by scientists aboard the R/V Falkor. 2000 meters below the surface of the ocean, the “Big Pagoda” hydrothermal vent is massive: 30m tall and 23m wide.
4 March 2019
Greetings from Guaymas basin! My name is Jessica Mitchell and I am in my fifth year of working on my PhD at Harvard University with Dr. Peter Girguis. I study the microbial symbiosis between Riftia pachyptila and its bacterial ‘symbiont’ Candidatus Endoriftia Persephone.
“I don’t know exactly what we are going to find, but we are going to learn something incredible… This is the type of place where you can actually find something new in terms of metabolic diversity!”
1 March 2019
Hello everyone! My name is Charlotte Kollman and I am a graduate student in the Groundwater Discharge Measurement Facility at Coastal Carolina University. I am currently aboard the R/V Falkor in the Gulf of California with scientists from several different institutions, all with the shared goal of exploring the biological mysteries that abound here.
28 February 2019
After a very long and unanticipated delay, we are underway and headed towards the Guaymas Basin, located in middle of the Gulf of California. The Gulf of California, one of the most intriguing places I have worked, is home to deeply interesting and fascinating seafloor habitats.
18 January 2019
Chief Scientist Erik Cordes is happy. The work on the seepage sites along the Costa Rican margin has taken less dive time than expected, and additionally, the team has been finding multiple new species.
9 January 2019
Just a few hours journey from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the continental shelf ends. The Costa Rican shelf meets the continental slope, which is a drastically steep drop-off, suddenly going from relatively shallow water to an average of about 3500 meters of depth.
29 November 2018
Interdisciplinary Investigation of a New Hydrothermal Vent Field: It’s a wrap — Discoveries and new questions
Drawn to the mysteries of the Auka hydrothermal vent field, our interdisciplinary team of scientists arrived eager to explore a diverse and vibrant ecosystem thriving in an extreme environment of unique geochemistry. We were not disappointed.
28 November 2018
First impressions do not always turn out to be right, but they stick with you. I remember my first impression of the Auka vent field when, using the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) submersible Doc Ricketts, we discovered this hydrothermal field on April 12, 2015.
27 November 2018
The expedition wraps up with several notable successes and discoveries. Hear the researchers describe the highlights in their own words and check out some of the stunning biological and geological discoveries driven forward by advances in technology on this research cruise.
26 November 2018
…as a little kid I dreamed of becoming an astronomer. The call always felt like the mesmerizing song of a mermaid. Little did I know that my path would take me so far – and yet so close – to my childhood dreams.
25 November 2018
We have accurate maps of the moon, mars, and other planets – but we hardly know the layout beneath our own oceans. Creating maps of the seafloor allows us to understand better our planet and the life that inhabits these unexplored places.