The coolest place on Earth?  With southern Chile in the background, (photographed here at dawn just before the sun rose over the mountains), this picture contains (hidden beneath the waves): three separate tectonic plates, two or more active sites of seafloor fluid flow and, one last reported location of ABE.  It took me 7 years of dreaming, cajoling, begging and planning to get down here to carry out our first exploration. I wonder how long it will be until I come back?

The coolest place on Earth? With southern Chile in the background (photographed just before the sun rose over the mountains), this picture contains (hidden beneath the waves): three separate tectonic plates, two or more active sites of seafloor fluid flow, and one last reported location of ABE. It took me seven years of dreaming, cajoling, begging, and planning to get down here to carry out our first exploration. I wonder how long it will be until I come back? Image courtesy of INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2010.

INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2010

INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2010: March 7 Log

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery