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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 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.


October 29, 2018

Brick by brick

For three weeks, the crew and science complement of the R/V Falkor has sailed down the coast of California, from San Francisco to San Diego. We have worked together to take the ROV SuBastian into the depths, beyond the reach of sunlight and—for now anyway—human intervention.


September 27, 2018

Hunting Bubbles: Bubbles Found

As we steam towards San Francisco in rough seas, I am reminded how lucky we have been during our time on the Falkor with the weather, never losing any days to poor weather. Falkor really is the luck dragon!


September 24, 2018

Hunting Bubbles ~ Week Four Video

This week’s #HuntingBubbles video looks at the trial of the ABISS lander and the next steps that the team will take as they reflect on the expedition.


September 19, 2018

How is a test tube like a layer cake?

By Jen Karolewski If you have ever read a scientific paper, you probably know how dry and dull they can be. As a graduate student I spend a lot of time reading papers and I can say with confidence that the methods section is often the most mind-numbingly tedious part – this is the portion of an article that describes the particular details of where a sample was taken or …


September 18, 2018

Hunting Bubbles ~ Week Three Video

Two strategies being tested right now on the #HuntingBubbles expedition include rapid prototyping as well as modifying “off the shelf” sensors and instruments to specific scientific purposes.