Tonight it is with reluctance that we leave Axial Seamount where we have been working 24/7 for the past several days. We are so very lucky to be able to do this work, funded by the National Science Foundation.
The past two days again have been very busy as we check off our long list of tasks to complete for this Leg of the NSF-OOI Cabled Array cruise. The UW team has been working very long hours to get the job done as diving in the hydrothermal fields
How can it already be 3 days since we left Newport – we are in a time warp where the nights/days fly buy. On the way out of Newport, we had hoped to install the Benthic Experiment Platform at the Oregon Shelf Site at 80 m water depth. Howe
The transition between Leg 1 and Leg 2 flew by in Newport. The R/V Revelle arrived in Newport at ~3 pm under blue, sunny skies. Folks used the evening to walk around town and stretch their legs. At 0800 Saturday morning, Larry Nielson, the lead
During the past 48 hrs we have been keeping our eyes and thoughts on the weather, and for some, relearning patience at sea as the weather gods/goddeses test us with only three days left to get all our work done on this first Leg.
Through late last night and the wee morning hours of today, ROPOS worked to stretch out their new umbilical tether that provides power and communications to/from the vehicle. Diving to a depth of 2900 m (~9500 ft) takes about 3 hrs with