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23 November 2015
Hydrothermal Hunt at Mariana
This is the first in a series of dispatches from scientists and education officers aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor. This November, scientists aboard the research vessel Falkor will aim to shed light on the Mariana Back-arc, which is expected to be teeming with activity and life. Over the course of their over the course of their 27 day mission at sea they will explore the back-arc spreading center to find new sites of hydro-thermal activity and to better understand the physical, chemical, and geological forces that shape biodiversity in these unique ecosystems. Read more posts here.