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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 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 9, 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.
June 6, 2019
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.
June 5, 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.
April 4, 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.
January 30, 2019
Costa Rican Deep Sea Connections Videos — Week 3 Update, Species Discoveries & Methodologies
“Isla Del Coco is really a special place. Now that we have gotten a look at some of the deeper parts and discovered some of the really spectacular communities of the deep sea… we know we’ve found new species: new species of coral, new species of shrimp, new species of worms – a LOT of new species.”