Latest Stories

It’s a Houseboat FAD, a Fish Aggregating Device.

October 30, 2014

It’s a Houseboat FAD, a Fish Aggregating Device.

Discovery of floating "houses" in the middle of nowhere prompts the Falkor crew to do some investigation.

The Driving Force

October 28, 2014

The Driving Force

A tour of the engine room of the Falkor entertains and amazes the Science Crew. The Falcor is a very advanced and well designed ship.

Mapping with Mike - Cruise accounts from chief scientist Professor Mike Coffin

October 27, 2014

Mapping with Mike - Cruise accounts from chief scientist Professor Mike Coffin

Join me, Professor Mike Coffin on my first journey aboard R/V Falkor mapping the mysterious and remote Ontong Java region.

Barracuda on Deck - A Chef's Tale

October 25, 2014

Barracuda on Deck - A Chef's Tale

Feeding a ship of scientists and crew from around the world is no small task, but one the chefs of the Falkor are well capable of. This tale follows a barracuda that is landed from stern to table.

Colored Lines – Decyphering the CTD Code

October 24, 2014

Colored Lines – Decyphering the CTD Code

Understanding the colorful lines on a CTD cast is not always easy. Here is a primer on what it all means.

Flying in Darkness – Charting Unknown Reefs at Night

October 23, 2014

Flying in Darkness – Charting Unknown Reefs at Night

The Falkor runs 24 hours a day, even if it means charting unknown reefs at night

The Meaning of Life or at least a Multibeam Acquisition Display

October 20, 2014

The Meaning of Life or at least a Multibeam Acquisition Display

The anatomy of the colorful multibeam acquisition display screen is clarified.

Amelia Earhart and Nukumanu Atoll

October 19, 2014

Amelia Earhart and Nukumanu Atoll

Mapping the edges of Nukumanu Atoll, an volcanic remnant and last know position of Amelia Earhart brings to mind mysteries ancient and new.

Using the CTD to Calibrate the Multibeam Sonar

October 18, 2014

Using the CTD to Calibrate the Multibeam Sonar

A CTD does more than just collect water, it is used to calibrate the multibeam sonar!

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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