An audience of hundreds – sometimes thousands – of people ashore watch the live-stream intensely as Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) dives and collects samples. Sometimes when collecting a sample, a researcher narrating the dive suggests that a sample might represent an undescribed (i.e., new-to-science) species. It can take years to formally describe a new species. … Continued
Breusing, C., Genetti, M., Russel, S., Corbett-Detig, R., and Beinart, R. (2022). Horizontal Transmission Enables Flexible Associations with Locally Adapted Symbiont Straints in Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vent Symbioses, PNAS, 119 (14), doi: 10.1073/pnas.2115608119. [This article will be available OPEN ACCESS on June 1, 2022 with support from SOI].
Leo Placido is one of Falkor (too)‘s Electro Technical Engineers.
A new interactive online exhibit lets audiences experience deep-sea animals and environments that are impossible to explore in-person. Try the game at worldoceanexplorer.org/deep-sea-aquarium.html The World Ocean Observatory (W2O) and Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) announced today the launch of World Ocean Explorer DEEP SEA exhibit, creating a first-of-its kind immersive virtual aquarium showcasing deep-sea discoveries. THE … Continued
Founders Eric and Wendy Schmidt donate research vessel Falkor to Italy’s science agency to conduct ocean science in the Mediterranean and beyond. Images can be found here. Genoa, Italy – Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today the donation of its 82.9-meter research vessel, Falkor, to the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), expanding the science agency’s … Continued
Ramirez-Zerpa, N., Spelz, R., Yarbuh, I., Negrete-Aranda, R., Contreras, J., Clague, D., et al. (2022). Architechture and Tectonostratigraphic Evolution of the Pescadero Basin Complex, Southern Gulf of California: Analysis of High-resolution Bathymetry and Seismic Reflection Profiles, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 114, doi: 10.1016/j.jsames.2021.103678.
Beaman, R., Picard, K., and Miller, A. (2022). RV Falkor Surveys in Australia 2020-2021. Oral Presentation and Conference Paper, Hydrospatial 2021 Conference, Australasian Hydrographic Society, Cairns, Australia. [Abstract and presentation are OPEN ACCESS].
Breusing, C., Castel, J., Yang, Y., Broquet, T., Sun, J., Jollivet, D., et al. (2022). Global 16S rRNA Diversity of Provannid Snail Endosymbionts from Indo-Pacific Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vents. Environmental Microbiology Reports, doi: 10.1111/1758-229.13051. [This article has been published as OPEN ACCESS with support from SOI].
Final Project Report: Seafloor to Seabirds in the Coral Sea