AT A GLANCE
March 23, 2015
This week MBARI researchers began the fourth leg of a three-month-long research expedition in the Gulf of California. Over the next two weeks, marine biologists led by Jim Barry will use MBARI's remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Doc Ricketts to study seafloor animals in the Gulf.
MBARI News Release
March 17, 2015
Exploring the deep sea, and especially submarine canyons, is a risky business. The floors of many submarine canyons are scoured by fast-moving underwater avalanches known as "turbidity currents." In 2013, MBARI’s remotely operated vehicle Doc Ricketts was engulfed by a turbidity current, giving researchers their first close-up view of one of these enigmatic events. The resulting video and data suggest that conceptual models and textbook descriptions of turbidity currents may need to be revised. Read more
Wave-power buoy survives winter in Monterey Bay
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