Microbial Mysteries: Linking Microbial Communities and Environmental Drivers

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Annabel Slater

Animation Versus Oil Paint

I intend take my experience on Falkor and morph it into a playable game or interactive fiction for people to learn more about ocean research....

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ROV SuBastian/SOI

Landers and In Situ Sensors – Video Update

"The time here is precious, and we are here to maximize that." SOI has been deploying various landers and samplers to do in situ experiments...

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Tubeworms – Microbial Mysteries Video Update

In exploring the hydrothermal vent ecosystems on this #MicrobialMysteries expedition, the researchers have seen many colonies of tubeworms. These are amazing creatures: tubeworms may be...

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ROV SuBastian / SOI

Diving Deeper

I have spent my whole life as an ocean enthusiast, spending a considerable amount of time in, around, and on the water.  For the past...

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Thom Hoffman/SOI

Crashing a Microbial and Viral Party in the Deep Sea

The deep sea is a hostile environment to most life. There is little by the way of food or other resources. To make matters worse,...

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What You Can Sea

I have, of course, been thinking about being a crab. I am a yeti crab, contentedly passing my days picking up bits of the seafloor...

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Thom Hoffman/SOI

Mapping the Early Formation of the Oceans

When I was a girl, we traveled to Puebla to visit my grandparents in a town near the Popocatépetl volcano. The fumaroles (smoke) scared me,...

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ROV SuBastian/SOI

Big Pagoda Pools – Microbial Mysteries Video Update

This spectacular underwater volcano was just explored for the first time by scientists aboard the R/V Falkor. 2000 meters below the surface of the ocean,...

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ROV SuBastian/SOI

The Discovery of Riftia

Greetings from Guaymas basin!  My name is Jessica Mitchell and I am in my fifth year of working on my PhD at Harvard University with...

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Microbial Mysteries – Week 01 Video Update

"I don't know exactly what we are going to find, but we are going to learn something incredible... This is the type of place where...

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SOI/Thom Hoffman

Using Radium Isotopes to Study Hydrothermal Flow Dynamics in the Gulf of California

Hello everyone! My name is Charlotte Kollman and I am a graduate student in the Groundwater Discharge Measurement Facility at Coastal Carolina University. I am...

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Underway

After a very long and unanticipated delay, we are underway and headed towards the Guaymas Basin, located in middle of the Gulf of California. The...

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