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Deep Sea Diary: Cadence of Journey

Tuesday, June 5th Yesterday I took my drawing papers into the hot black box of the Jason van (air conditioner failure in tropical temperatures) and sketched the sea floor. As we passed over each dark horizon I could add another layer to my drawing. Laura Brothers with the USGS made a new map of the […]
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Deep Sea Diary: In the control room

Yesterday at 4:30 my most awesome experience so far was to enter a container (called a van) which is Jason’s control room. The variety of screens and equipment in the black box look like the star wars Death Star. There are 3 lasers 10 cm apart and a digital still with strobes. The manipulators on […]
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Deep Sea Diary: Day 3

We are looking at the bottom for a place to collect specimens and the depth is 4931 meters. After a 2 hour nap my night shift begins. Ancient cold seep sites that we are seeing are about 150 miles from Barbados and exist in the boundary between the Atlantic Plate subducted below the Caribbean Plate […]
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