I am very excited to be on watch during a live dive and see the live feed that ROPOS will be streaming. ROPOS is such an amazing piece of technology, and I feel very privileged to be able to log ROPOS dives as the vehicle descends…
We ran two CTDS this morning and all the students helped to collect samples because there was a lot of them. After we hosed off the CTD and rigged it back up, I went into the lab and helped Brendan analyze pH samples. He is a great resource and
Last night we began transit to the base of Axial Seamount, the volcano which we are studying and deploying instrumentation on during this expedition. The trip took about 18 hours, most of which I spent asleep
I can see the coast of Newport off in the distance. The view of the magnificent rocky coastline shrouded in marine fog and gleaming in the sunlight is shrouded by the feeling of loss that reaching shore means.
Gems are seen as the epitome of beauty. There is nothing to compare to the luster and shine of a well-cut stone. The refraction of the light mesmerizes through its rotating shafts at every curve and crevice.