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Loihi Seamount - Ironed Out

July 08, 2014

Loihi Seamount - Ironed Out

Like all good things, the Loihi Seamount excursion has come to an end. Close to two weeks onboard the R/V Falkor, and our science crew is leaving with enough data to keep them busy for the next six months. All in all, we had seven AUV Se

The Heart of Falkor

July 07, 2014

The Heart of Falkor

Most of the time when you tour a ship you see the main areas where the science gets done, the aft deck, wet lab, control room, but have you ever thought about what powers all these amazing technologies?

The best of both worlds

July 06, 2014

The best of both worlds

Another day (or night), another hydrocast. As I watch the wire disappear into the ocean, I recall K.O. Emery’s preface to his classic 1960 book The Sea Off Southern California,"An oceanographer's view of the ocean". Emery

The many gifts of AUV Sentry

July 05, 2014

The many gifts of AUV Sentry

By this point you should be intimately familiar with the star of our cruise, AUV Sentry. Sentry is primarily a survey tool, and like most Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV’s), Sentry’s main mission is to collect data about the ocean bottom.

The Irons of Loihi: 2+ or 3+ Redox

July 04, 2014

The Irons of Loihi: 2+ or 3+ Redox

Metals are present in our ocean, this is nothing new to us. Most metals exist in trace amounts, which means that we have one metal particle for every 100 Million water particles, and a great effort goes into measuring them.

Loihi’s hydrothermal plume: More than just Iron

July 03, 2014

Loihi’s hydrothermal plume: More than just Iron

Although iron is the focus of our Loihi Expedition, a number of other measurements are being collected during our cruise as we hunt for Loihi’s hydrothermal plume. You might be asking yourself “If the focus of the cruise is to collect iro

Small is beautiful:  I heart particles

July 02, 2014

Small is beautiful: I heart particles

Loihi seamount is an underwater, hydrothermal vent site that sends iron-rich water into the ocean in a plume.

What does it take to measure iron in the ocean

July 01, 2014

What does it take to measure iron in the ocean

What does it take to measure iron in the ocean? The science crew of the R/V Falkor are intimately familiar with this question.

When the boat rocks

June 30, 2014

When the boat rocks

Moving a laboratory onto a ship is no small feat. Multiple days are required just to transfer gear from shore to ship.

Announcements

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. ...

Annual Reports

Our annual report provides a narrative of our research cruises aboard R/V Falkor. ...

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