Necker Ridge: Bridge or Barrier?

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Seamounts – Video

We know very little about Seamounts: underwater mountains! "They are hard to study and they are remote. Bringing the appropriate technology - whether that be...

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On Board for the First Time

Howdy! My name is Bailey Skinner and I a am junior environmental geoscience major at Texas A&M University. When I am done with school, I...

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Get into the Flow

Rising up and gaining height above the seafloor is the name of the game for sessile deep-sea animals. You can see this growth strategy below,...

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Bridge or Barrier – Introduction Video

Where is Research Vessel Falkor? Why is this area interesting? What does the current science team hope to discover? How will the results of this...

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Transecting time

For the crew, one of the many perks of working onboard Falkor (apart from the satisfaction of aiding the advancement of science) is that each...

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Island Formation in the Hawaiian Archipelago – Video

In deep-sea research, it is important to recognize both where the exploration is taking place while understanding how this uncharted location came to be. Understanding...

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Biogeography 101

If you have been following along with many of the live streaming ROV footage, including the last Falkor cruise, you may have noticed this fancy...

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Insights from Isotopes

Boron isotope analysis is one of the studies that the experts onboard Research Vessel Falkor will be conducting during this expedition. In addition to calcium...

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Wallace and SuBastian

In 1859, the famous British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace drew a line between the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok as the proposed dividing line...

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