Thompson Sets Sail for VISIONS 13 Cruise

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The R/V Thompson cast off from the UW dock at just past 9 am today, setting sail on Leg 1 of the VISIONS ’13 expedition and passing through the Ballard Locks. The Thompson is heading out to Axial Seamount, the largest volcano on the Juan de Fuca Ridge and should reach the work site at 2000h (8 pm) July 3rd, with the first dive to the seafloor starting as soon as we are on site. Onboard are the Canadian robotic vehicle ROPOS, with 9 members of its team, and over 20 scientists, engineers and students. (To view entire slideshow click on “View Slideshow” button on upper left hand side of this page.)