The JR is almost half-way through Expedition 341:South Alaska, which began May 29th from Victoria, BC. The science team is exploring tectonics and climate change in the Gulf of Alaska until July 29. You can follow along here.<
Want to get a really good sense of how the ship is laid out and where different important spaces are located? Take a spin through our interactive ship tour here<.
The current expedition team is making all kinds of cool discoveries out in the Gulf of Alaska. Watch this short video< to learn a little bit about some exciting initial paleomagnetic results on Exp. 341's 9th day at sea.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? We posed this question to our scientists and received some very interesting responses (see our ‘Scientist Spotlight’ series). My usual response to this question would be the power of flight. This seems like the obvious answer to me. Who wouldn’t want to soar above the land and sea to admire landscapes from above, or more practically to avoid traffic?
Join some of our staff and educators on the R/V Atlantis July 12-26th on a post-drilling expedition to download data and collect samples from sub-seafloor observatories installed off the coast of Seattle in 2010. You’ll be able to see a live feed from the ship at explorationnow.org<, (click on Atlantis).
Please come visit our newly re-designed Educator Resources page here<, where you’ll be able to find everything you need all in one place! We’ll be adding a brand new searchable activities tool there soon too!
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