Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Northern Expedition
July 27 - September 10, 2013


Day 11: Last day of the expedition
August 6, 2013

Today we had one short dive before heading in to Eureka, California. As we steamed into port, the pilots, crew, and science team were busy cleaning and getting ready for the port stop. On behalf of all of the science team, I’d like to thank the crew and pilots for making it such a successful cruise. They make it easy for us to do science and have fun while doing it.

Panorama of the Western Flyer control room. Researchers on the left watch as ROV pilots operate the ROV Doc Ricketts to collect samples.

Personally, I’d like to thank the crew and pilots for making me feel at home on the Western Flyer. I participate in a lot of cruises with them and they really make me feel part of the family. I hope the rest of the Northwest expedition is as seamless as this leg.

— Susan von Thun

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Leg 1:
Gas hydrates

July 27 - August 6

Legs 2-3:
Seafloor lava flows

August 10 - September 1

Leg 4:
Deep-sea chemistry

September 5 - 10

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