Blog Posts Tagged "mud volcano"

Video Diary #4: Moon hole and blue mud

It's time for another JR update for Expedition 366! In this video< I'll show you the moon pool, where the core pipe is lowered from the ship into the ocean, and some of our latest core samples--the bluest yet!

Tale as Old as Time--Secrets of the Mud Volcanoes

Hidden within the countless layers of rock, sediment, and fossilized creatures beneath the Earth’s surface are fascinating stories of the history of our planet—stories of how you and I came to exist. 

New Video: The Geochemistry Dream Team!

In my latest Youtube Video<, meet the amazing Geochemistry Team of Expedition 366! They are helping to uncover the mysteries of serpentine mud volcanoes by studying the interactions between fluids and rocks from deep within the earth--and how this may have sparked the origins of life.

Journey Through the Midnight Zone

Today during one of my live classroom broadcasts, a student asked what it felt like to be higher than Mount Everest. The student was referring to our location above the Mariana Trench--the deepest part of the ocean (35,827 feet deep), often contrasted with Mount Everest since its the highest point on earth (29,035 feet high). 

New Video: Microbiology and the Origins of Life

In our latest youtube video<, hear about the fascinating organisms our microbiology team is collecting in deep sea mud volcanoes, and how these microbes can help us understand the origins of life and how life evolves--both on earth and other planets!