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Recovery in action

This is a video I took from one of the seismometer recoveries. We used these poles to attach ropes with hooks to the seismometer casing to pull it onto the ship– with the crane doing most of the heavy lifting. … Continue reading

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Meet the Crew of the Oceanus

The crew of the research vessel Oceanus consists of the ship’s crew and a team of scientists and engineers. Scroll through to meet everyone from our leg of the Summer of 2013 research cruises and learn about some of the … Continue reading

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11 knots due West

Sitting at my computer here, wondering what the best thing to write about and use precious bandwidth to upload, I am at a loss. There is just so much to say. Tales of misplaced seismometers, stories about the lives of … Continue reading

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Seismometer Location

This is a map of our recovery sites. We have so far recovered the first four (J18-1, J10-2, M11-3, and M12-4) and are due to hit M14-5 at 16:30 Pacific time. When we get to the location of the seismometer, … Continue reading

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Getting to the ship

(I know this is a little out of order, I’ll try to keep my chronology straight in future posts) Sunday afternoon I picked up Stas from the airport. He flew into Portland with his wife Daisy, who is staying with … Continue reading

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Heading to sea

I hold down the bow as we set out to sea. We’re recovering deep water seismometers (1000-6000 m depths) in the southern section of the array– around the Gorda ridge and Mendocino triple junction. Now it’s time for lunch!

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Google Earth of Cascadia

The “A” is the Research Vessel Oceanus docked in Newport, OR at the moment. If you take a look off shore you might notice some funny zig-zaggy lines in the ocean. Probably something weird about Google Earth, right? WRONG! That’s … Continue reading

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Hello World!

I’m starting this blog from the most appropriate place– the airport. Not all adventures start at the airport, but probably more than most places. My flight is delayed and there are people everywhere in their jewelry and shined shoes. I’m … Continue reading

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