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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.
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.
March 19, 2019
Research cruise log update: Guaymas Basin
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
March 13, 2019
Research cruise log: Guaymas Basin
Three new posts from the ongoing research cruise in the Guaymas Basin investigating links between microbial communities and environmental drivers.
March 8, 2019
Mapping the early formation of the oceans
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.
Big Pagoda Pools — Microbial Mysteries video update
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.
March 4, 2019
The discovery of Riftia
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.
Microbial mysteries: Week 1 video
“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!”