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Don't sweat the small stuff

November 25, 2014

Don't sweat the small stuff

Every milliliter of seawater contains approximately 1 million microbial cells. Take a second and think about all the microbes inhabiting the world's oceans!

The little pink fish in the deep

November 24, 2014

The little pink fish in the deep

The world is full of natural wonders that delight our eyes and inspire our hearts, the mountains of New Zealand, the redwoods of California, and the hadal snailfish.

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,

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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