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August 13, 2019
A week and then some of blog posts from people at work doing science at sea…
July 24, 2019
Seven of the latest posts from the ongoing research cruises.
July 8, 2019
Five new posts from the Hunting Bubbles expedition.
July 1, 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.
June 25, 2019
Six new blog posts from the continuing Hunting Bubbles research cruise.
June 18, 2019
Four new updates from the ongoing cruise of the R/V Falkor…
June 13, 2019
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
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 10, 2019
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.
June 9, 2019
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.