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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.
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.
March 29, 2019
4k ROV highlights — research cruise video update
“It is one of the most magnificent things I have ever seen in the natural world.”
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.