Posts by Katherine Joyce

Mission Accomplished

The Brothers volcano expedition has hoisted Jason out of the water and is bound for Auckland. As we did, a sense of relief settled in among both the science and the Jason teams.

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Volcano Hunter

Each day I stand outside, look over the water and think to myself: Wow, I am so grateful to be part of this expedition—and isn’t it crazy to know that there is a big active volcano beneath my feet? Yes, it is. It is even more than that. It is so fascinating!

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Lost at sea?

A potentially serious setback is facing the Brothers volcano team with the disappearance of the elevator, a device that is used to transport equipment to the seafloor.

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Diving deep into the world of microbes

It’s the little things that count. Just ask Anna-Louise Reysenbach. Dr. Reysenbach is the Chief scientist of the Brothers volcano expedition, and her specialty is microbes, particularly the infinitesimally small creatures that occupy some of the most punishing environments on earth.

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Back At Sea!

After nearly five days in Auckland, the Brothers volcano team is finally back at sea. A powerful storm and power problems brought us into port, where we caught up on work and had a chance to see some of the city’s sights. Weather can always be an issue on these trips, and it felt like we’d lost a precious few days. But now it’s time to hunker down and get some science done.

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On our way back

We are on our way back to a location over Brothers volcano to resume our exploration of hydrothermal vents inside the caldera. While we head back to sea, get a look inside our home away from home during Dive & Discover Expedition 16: the research vessel Thomas G. Thompson.

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All Ashore Who’s Going Ashore!

R/V Thomas G. Thompson reached the port of Auckland yesterday in the late morning to pick up a new generator and to avoid a large, oncoming storm that threatens to blanket our research area over Brothers volcano on Monday. Better safe than sorry.

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