Northern 2013 Expedition
July 27-September 10, 2013
MBARI’s research vessel Western Flyer and remotely operated vehicle Doc Ricketts are on a seven-week expedition to the waters off the coasts of Oregon and Washington. A multidisciplinary group of MBARI scientists and collaborators will explore and conduct research experiments on gas hydrates, the behavior of carbon dioxide in the deep sea, underwater volcanoes, and deep-sea animals.
The expedition is divided into three main sections, each with different research objectives. The map below shows the locations where each group is focusing its research. In between each leg, the ship will dock in either Eureka, California, or Newport, Oregon, where one group of researchers will go ashore, the next group of researchers will board the ship, and the ship’s crew will replenish fuel and supplies.
Throughout all four legs, scientists will be posting updates. You can find out more about the cruise and the researchers, and read the cruise logs they send back from the ship by following the links at right.