Gone, Baby, Gone.  For much of the past five years, this kind of view has been one of my favorites � an indication that ABE was at the bottom of the ocean and chances are, if I was on the ship, tracking down new vents in previously unexplored parts of the deep ocean.  Together with Dana Yoerger as ABE Expedition Leader, I have participated in five such cruises (once a year, 2004-2008) on research cruises extending from the SW Pacific to the Indian Ocean, aboard US, British, German and Chinese research ships and locating more than 12 different vent-sites.

Gone, Baby, Gone. For much of the past five years, this kind of view has been one of my favorites. It indicated that the autonomous benthic explorer, ABE, was at the bottom of the ocean and chances were (if I was on the ship) it was tracking down new vents in previously unexplored parts of the deep ocean. Image courtesy of INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2010.

INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2010

INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2010: March 7 Log

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery