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Amphipod-mania

November 23, 2014

Amphipod-mania

Amphipods have been the starring invertebrates of this expedition. You have probably heard them mentioned previously, and for good reason.

Where are the gonads

November 22, 2014

Where are the gonads

This is science so we can’t be shy. Gonads are sexual organs; females have ovaries and males have testes, and collectively they are called gonads. My job on this expedition is to collect the gonads from any hadal invertebrates we find. So far,

So, you want to go to sea

November 21, 2014

So, you want to go to sea

The crew on board Falkor all seem to love their jobs and asked them how they chose to work at sea.

Spaghetti and elephants - Measurements explained

November 20, 2014

Spaghetti and elephants - Measurements explained

So the sun rises on another day of science. Science itself doesn't sleep and throughout the night the ship has been slowly mapping over our next deployment site some 9km below us.

What's in your pocket

November 19, 2014

What's in your pocket

One of the most important pieces of information I have acquired so far, is that your clothes must have pockets.

The Mariana Paradox

November 18, 2014

The Mariana Paradox

Research into the deepest ecosystem on Earth is currently in somewhat of a quagmire.

Extreme evolution

November 16, 2014

Extreme evolution

For species to be able to survive and thrive in the extreme environmental conditions of the hadal zone they must have accumulated a whole suite of adaptations,

Dirty secrets at the bottom of the trench

November 15, 2014

Dirty secrets at the bottom of the trench

If you have ever played in the mud as a child and were consumed with delight then you’ll understand how this expedition feels for me, it’s all about the mud!  The sea floor of the Mariana Trench is a mixture of geological features, i

An MT in the MT (Mariana Trench)

November 14, 2014

An MT in the MT (Mariana Trench)

This is my 68th science cruise as a Marine Technician and my first at the Mariana Trench –a career highlight for those who work in oceanography. However, I am not a scientist by trade and my degree isn’t in marine biology or oceanography

Announcements

Pre-Proposals Invited for Research on R/V Falkor ...

Schmidt Ocean Institute invites Expressions of Interest in collaborative research cruises on R/V Falkor in 2017. The target region of scientific operations will be determined based on the review of the Expressions of Interest received. ...

Loihi Seamount Expedition A Success

The expedition to the Loihi Seamount is now completed. To learn about the team's research, please visit the Iron Eaters of Loihi Seamount intro page. ...

Third Student Cruise Completed

To learn more about this unique series of expeditions, please visit the project page. For details about the research conducted and links to the Cruise Log and Expedition Map, please visit the cruise page. ...

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