Our research expedition to Axial Seamount was a great success, thanks to the combined efforts of the crew of the R/V Revelle, the Jason and Sentry teams, and the science party. We were able to complete 5 Jason ROV dives, 5 Sentry AUV dives, 3 CTD casts, and we deployed 4 instrument moorings and we recovered 5 of them that had been out collecting data for the last 2 years. It was a big relief to feel we accomplished all our goals as we returned to Newport, OR, but the work of analyzing data and samples will continue for many months from now.
|Scientists on the expedition.||R/V Revelle returning to Newport, OR.|
|Blue mat at Marker N3 Vent site.|
|"Mini-smoker" on Axial's north rift zone.|
|Piece of hollow pillow crust with lava drips that had been extending down.|
|Map of AUV Sentry navigation.|