Person: Annabel Slater

Annabel Slater is a science communicator with a particular interest in the life sciences. She has worked in science communication, television, and publishing. She has studied Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford, Science Media Production at Imperial College London, and Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy at Glasgow School of Art and the University of … Continued

Person: Karthik Anantharaman

Karthik Anantharaman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the University of Michigan in 2014 studying the geomicrobiology of deep-sea hydrothermal plumes. His interdisciplinary research program focuses on understanding the cycling of sulfur and nutrients, with a strong … Continued

Log Post: Costa Rican Deep Sea Connections – Species Discoveries Video

“One of the great things about being on an expedition like this is we have a chance to find new creatures…. That single collection gave us two mysteries: one we solved and one is still going on.” The #CostaRicaDeep expedition has been a biological bonanza, with researchers observing, sampling, and discovering all sorts of creatures. … Continued

Log Post: Aspirar y descubrir

El ROV SuBastian está equipado con lo que llamamos un sistema de absorción. Es una manguera larga y flexible con una boquilla que se puede usar para aspirar cosas del fondo marino y llevarlas a contenedores en el ROV. Hay 8 recipientes y estos giran para que poder tomar una variedad de muestras sin mezclarlas. … Continued

Log Post: Slurp and Discover

The Remotely Operated Vehicle SuBastian is equipped with what we call a “slurp system.” It is a long flexible hose with a nozzle that can be used to suck up things from the seafloor into canisters on the ROV. There are eight canisters, and these can be rotated in turn so a variety of samples can … Continued