Science and crew members depart the research vessel, board the Thompson's dinghy and head back to shore for the first time in weeks. Although the cruise is over, the research is far from complete. Scientists will spend the following months and even years poring through and analyzing their collected data to learn more about what it means, perhaps making new discoveries back on shore. Image courtesy of UCSB, Univ. S. Carolina, NOAA, WHOI.

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