The JR left the port of Valdez, Alaska on August 2 en route for 17 days of transit and the start of drilling in the Japan Sea to discover more about the development of monsoon climate patterns. You can learn more about this expedition here<.
It takes a village – or a whole ship’s crew – to make all the JR’s extraordinary science happen. Take a moment to learn about some of our amazing crew and technical staff here<.
In July, scientists on board the R/V Atlantis returned to several sites drilled by the JR in 2010 during Expedition 327. During that expedition, several sub-seafloor observatories were installed in the boreholes to collect ongoing samples and data. Every year or so, a team returns to retrieve them. Learn more about this mission here<.
Today we had a special treat. Some Pacific white-sided dolphins (I hope I got this species right, if not please say so) decided to visit us in the afternoon. It was quite a show as we were sailing at about 11 knots and they not only kept up with us on the side of the JR, but were jumping all around.
Some of our staff and educators were on the R/V Atlantis July 12-26th for a post-drilling expedition to download data and collect samples from sub-seafloor observatories installed off the coast of Seattle in 2010. You can view videos, photos, blogs and much more from this expedition here<.
There are still spots available for live video broadcasts during Exp. 346: Asian Monsoon from now until the end of September! You can sign up here<!
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! Our brand new searchable activities tool is there in beta format now!
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