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August 13, 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…
July 24, 2019
The latest adventures from the R/V Falkor
Seven of the latest posts from the ongoing research cruises.
July 8, 2019
More WaterWords and videos from the Hunting Bubbles expedition
Five new posts from the Hunting Bubbles expedition.
July 1, 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.
June 25, 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.
June 18, 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…
June 13, 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.
June 12, 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.
June 11, 2019
Translating the wonder of the sea
I am quite sure the very first explorers were crazy. Looking out to the horizon and seeing nothing but water, why on earth would anyone ever traverse those endless waves, into the unknown? Of course, it is the same reason that compels us to tackle new problems and learn new things every day: an interest in the world around us; curiosity.
June 10, 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.