Day: July 10, 2015

Spiders of the Deep

After completing work in the ASHES hydrothermal field, the R/V Thompson transited across Axial caldera to the International District hydrothermal field. It is here that a diverse, cabled underwater laboratory is installed to monitor and

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ASHES Vent Field is Lit

Today we had a fantastic dive in the ASHES hydrothermal vent field that hosts multiple, small metal sulfide chimneys encased in rich biological communities. The main goal of the dive was to install and recover a high definition camera at the act

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