Q&A with Rick Murray, Biogeochemist

Rick Murray has participated in mulitple JR expeditions. His work on board the JR has been invaluable because one of the things he does is help determine the original source of sediments extracted from the seafloor. Check out Rick’s responses to our scientist questionnaire to learn more about what type of chemistry he studies, if he listens to music when he works in his lab, and what is his favorite core discovery.


As a biogeochemist Rick finds the connections between chemical and biological cycles happening on Earth. One of his previous sailing experiences was on  Expedition 329, an exploration of microbial life in the South Pacific Gyre.  You can learn more about Rick’s work and educational background in Joe Monaco’s blog, written during that expedition.

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