Deep Sea Coral Shakedown

Cruise Log

Enrique Salgado

Cruise Summary for Deep Coral Shakedown

This was a shakedown to remember. It was the first time for many things aboard RV Falkor – the first time chased by a tropical...

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Deep Sea Systems, Schmidt Ocean Institute

Christmas trees of Atwater Valley

Today, we had our fourth and final dive at a site called AT357, which had been visited previously by some members of our research team...

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Deep Sea Systems, Schmidt Ocean Institute

DeSoto Canyon Deep Dive

Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Global Explorer dove today to the deepest point yet on this expedition, on a site called ‘DeSoto Canyon’. At a depth...

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Deep Sea Systems, Schmidt Ocean Insitute

Hübscher’s Mounds

Today was our second full dive day along the West Florida Escarpment, at a site consisting of two distinct mound features about 580 meters deep...

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Deep Sea Systems, Schmidt Ocean Institute

First ROV Dive a Success

Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Global Explorer MK3 successfully completed its first full dive this afternoon. The vehicle explored the seafloor to a depth of 600m...

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Catriona Munro

Deep Water Chemistry

This morning, R/V Falkor stopped at a deep-water site on the way to the first dive site, Okeanos Ridge, in order to deploy a CTD-rosette....

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Catriona Munro

Mapping Canyons

The R/V Falkor arrived near the dive site last night, but seas were still too heavy to launch instruments over the side. In an effort...

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Google Crisis Maps and Catriona Munro

How to sneak up on a storm

Two action packed days have passed since the Falkor left port on Saturday evening. Despite a shifted storm track, the ship remains outside the most...

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Catriona Munro

Research vessel Falkor prepares for ROV operations at sea

It has been a busy day preparing the R/V Falkor for departure. The research team and crew are excited to begin the second shake-down cruise....

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