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Cruising along offshore Cascadia

November 12, 2012 by


Author: Min Ding The first day I stepped onto the R/V Oceanus it was hard for me to hide my excitement. As a fourth year PhD student in marine geophysics, I have looked at a lot of Ocean Bottom Seismometer (OBS) data from other cruises and this would be my first time participating in real […]

“This is the shore to ship, over.”

July 2, 2012 by


Author: Ellie Bors In the summer of 2010 I was asked to participate in a research cruise to explore Indonesia’s deep sea.  The ship would launch daily ROV (remotely operated vehicle) dives with the aim of locating hydrothermally active vent fields and looking for cold water coral habitat.  It was the summer before I started […]

Facing the Nightmare

June 3, 2012 by


Author: Skylar Bayer Earlier this week, I opened my Facebook page and read this piece by Marina Keegan, a Yale ’12 graduate. The name was familiar. I read at the top of the page that she had just died in a car accident. Her piece entitled “The Opposite of Loneliness” was an uplifting article about […]

Following the Ice — And onto the next field season

May 10, 2012 by


Author: Benjamin Linhoff Re-posted by permission of the author. Follow Ben’s journey this field season on Twitter and Facebook. Originally posted for Following The Ice on March 15, 2012. Originally posted here. One night last summer, I rose from my bed, left my tent and walked to the river. It was well past midnight, a […]