Deep Coral Diversity at Emperor Seamount Chain 2019

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Deep Sea Systems, Schmidt Ocean Insitute

Week 03 Update – Deep Coral Diversity at Emperor Seamounts

"The shape of the seafloor affects how water moves over it, and that impacts what animals are going to live there. The environment, the topography,...

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Tiny But Mighty

Marine microbes (bacteria, archaea, and viruses) are tiny. They are less than one-hundredth the width of a human hair—too small to see with the unaided...

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From Mesocale to Naked Eye

We have passed the halfway mark of our cruise’s journey having sailed over 3,200 nautical miles during the past eighteen days. The Schmidt Ocean Institute’s...

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The Ocean is Radioactive

On Friday, March 11, 2011, a colossal 9.1Mw earthquake stroke the coast of Japan. It It was the fourth most powerful earthquake since modern record-keeping...

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Week 02 Update – Deep Coral Diversity at Emperor Seamounts

Take a journey from the dawn of seafloor discovery to today's cutting edge technology in this week's update. With insights into multibeam sonar and remotely...

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Not Azoic

Dr. Les Watling observed patiently as the ROV team ran through the pre-dive checklist, making sure ROV SuBastian was ready to complete another successful mission...

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Blue Review

Discovering the pattern language to connect seemingly disparate elements and systems is the common thread within the art and design-based work I create. I use...

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Asking Questions, Chasing Answers

I am very excited to be part of the science team on the R/V Falkor heading towards the remote Emperor Seamount Chain, for both professional...

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The History of Water

Some time ago, there were aspects of Brendan Roark's PhD project that were not going as planned. One day, he ran into a professor at...

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The Thrill of Exploration and Discovery

How does a month-long voyage to the middle of the North Pacific Ocean sound? Spending thirty days on a ship with shared living spaces and...

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Week 01 Update – Deep Coral Diversity at Emperor Seamounts

In the Northern Pacific, the deep corals along the Aleutian Ridge are completely different from the corals along the Hawaiian Ridge, and the researchers on...

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The Emperor Seamounts: Their History and Their Names

The seamount chain now known as the Emperor Seamounts was first named the Northwest Pacific Ridge by Professor Tayama of Tohoku University in 1952 for...

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Five Things To Know About This Expedition

Falkor will spend sixteen very intense days mapping and exploring seven of the Emperor Seamounts, an ambitious goal that requires covering a long distance over...

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Almost Alien

The deep sea. Dark. Silent. Unless of course there is a Remotely Operated Vehicle streaming the excited "oohs" and "aahs" of scientists seeing their favorite...

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From Mountain to Mountain

Many decades ago, a young Les Watling walked on the mountains of his native Canada, collecting ancient fossils weekend after weekend. The fossils represented all...

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