I am the least qualified person to write on behalf of the Popping Rocks team because I’m not on the ship and I’m not a part of the science team. I was, however, on the expedition before theirs and I saw Atlantis off at the pier in Bermuda this morning. I will also be helping them run […]
We are excited to go to sea again, but it takes an enormous amount of time and effort to actually get ready. Atlantis returned to Woods Hole for a few days recently and we had a brief window to gather everything we’ll need and load it onto the ship before it sailed to Bermuda, where […]
While I did not get the chance to dive in Alvin on the Popping Rocks cruise, I did get a chance to hangout inside the personnel sphere with two of its pilots (Jefferson and Danik) and sketch for a few hours the other day.
On the evening of Saturday, March 26, R/V Atlantis received a call from the U.S. Coast Guard informing us of a vessel nearby with a severely seasick sailor who needed to be evacuated. It was a French vessel that had originally contacted the French Coast Guard for assistance, which then alerted their U.S. counterparts. After […]
The world’s largest mountain range lies underwater, stretching around the globe like the seam of a baseball. This mountain range, called the global mid-ocean ridge, is the source of more than 70 percent of Earth’s volcanism, hosts a myriad of bizarre underwater creatures, and contains towering cliffs larger than those in Yosemite or Ireland’s […]
Prepare to get up close and personal with some deep-sea rocks!
There’s a first time for everything, and for a small group of people, that includes a first dive in Alvin.
R/V Atlantis is many things to us. It is our home, our office, our “car,” our restaurant, our laboratory, our laundromat, and our repair shop during our time at sea.
When I was offered a spot in the science team for the Popping Rocks cruise I got really excited: My first research cruise! The open ocean! Mid-ocean ridge basalts! HOV Alvin dives! Escaping the New York City winter! At the same time, I was a little apprehensive. Over the past decade I’ve studied lava flows on four […]