Today is the second full day we’ve been at sea. After boarding the ship on the 8th, we sat at the dock in Newport for a night, and waited to embark until the following morning at 0900. The weather has been mostly calm and predominately fog
We came into Newport, Oregon on August 7 after completing our dives at the Oregon Offshore Site. After watching the Seattle weather, we appreciated the cooler overcast conditions in Newport. The R/V Revelle sat off the entrance to the channel at
Somehow in the past few days, time has sped up. It seems amazing that we will be in port on Monday. Time out here is different. For those of us who have spent much of our time on the R/V Thompson, its sister ship the R/V Revelle..
The weather gods have been playing with us this past few days. Winds were above 20-25 knots with angry seas, which prevented us from diving after the dive in the International District Hydrothermal Field at the summit of Axial Seamount. Once the
Today was the best day on the ship so far. Right now, we are above Axial Seamount, which is a dense hydrothermal vent site. Because we are trying to avoid bad weather on the coast, we were able to take JASON for a "nak