Blog Posts Tagged "Mariana Forearc"

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: Science Spotlight on Geological "Forensics"

Check out our latest video<--Kevin Johnson, Geologist extraordinaire from the University of Hawaii, describes how he digs deep (literally!) to find evidence of tectonic plate movement and its impacts on mantle rocks that travel from deep within the Earth up to the surface and back again. It's CSI, geology edition!

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). 

Video Diary #6: Science, Singing, and Scottish Food

In my latest video diary<, check out how we've been surviving notorious Week 6 of our expedition by keeping things festive, even amidst our last round of cores. From birthdays to Burns night, the science team keeps finding new ways to celebrate and keep our morale 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!