Furthering marine research through the peer efforts of scientists and engineers
July 21, 2015
MBARI Research Specialist Hans Jannasch checks on DuraFET pH sensors
MBARI Research Specialist Hans Jannasch checks DuraFET pH sensors similar to the ones used in the XPRIZE competition.

MBARI researchers were part of a team that won second place in the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a $2 million world-wide competition to develop an accurate and sustainable pH sensor for monitoring ocean acidification.

Hydrothermal chimneys in the Pescadero Basin
These delicate carbonate spires formed at an active vent site in the newly discovered Pescadero Basin hydrothermal field.

June 1, 2015

In spring 2015, MBARI researchers discovered a large, previously unknown field of hydrothermal vents in the Gulf of California, about 150 kilometers (100 miles) east of La Paz, Mexico. Lying more than 3,800 meters (12,500 feet) below the surface, the Pescadero Basin vents are the deepest high-temperature hydrothermal vents ever observed in or around the Pacific Ocean.
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