Characterizing Venting and Seepage Along the California Coast

Cruise Log

Ocean Exploration Trust

Brick by Brick

For three weeks, the crew and science complement of the R/V Falkor has sailed down the coast of California, from San Francisco to San Diego....

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Backyard Deep – Wrap Up Video

In three short minutes, there are a wide variety of subjects and knowledge in this video - similarities in space exploration and deep sea expeditions;...

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SOI/Mary Lide Parker

Mysterious Structures

With just a few days remaining on the R/V Falkor, I am putting the finishing touches on my paintings and starting to reflect on this...

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Ocean Worlds

Since 1978, NASA has built, launched, and operated remote sensing satellites that orbit the Earth to better understand our home planet—which is over 70 percent...

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SOI/Mary Lide Parker

Collecting from the Deep

You might not expect to find snails, sponges, or worms in the emergency room or medicine cabinet, but they are often a surprising source of...

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Backyard Deep – Week One Video

Hundreds of meters below the surface of the ocean, where sunlight does not reach, researchers are finding communities as biologically dense as rainforests. Find out...

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SOI/Mary Lide Parker

Mechanical Muse

Leighton Rolley - one of the lead marine technicians on R/V Falkor - has a reputation for wild ideas. When he suggested I use the...

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Hard Questions

At the end of another long work day, I empty my pockets: zip ties, a hex wrench, miscellaneous combination wrenches, tubes of o-ring lubricant, several...

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SOI/Mary Lide Parker

Two Paths, One Destination

After a 12-hour dive, we watch as ROV SuBastian returns safely to the aft deck of R/V Falkor. When the 6,000-pound remote-operated vehicle (ROV) is...

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Immersive Experience

As an artist, I have long been inspired by remote environments that thrive in extreme conditions and transform our understanding of life. Enveloping the viewer...

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There and Back Again

In 1882, the USS Albatross set sail from Wilmington, Delaware with orders to carry out hydrographic and biological investigations in and around US waters. The...

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