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"What I have learned...is to how to better inspire young people as to the myriad of opportunities and experiences that await them in the marine sector..."
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I have been asked a whole bunch of times by the crew, media representatives and 11th Hour Racing and Schmidt Ocean Institute representatives what my “takeaway” is. The short answer, “Wow, this has been an incredible experience!”
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"The long-term cooling caused by the sulfate aerosols was much more important for the mass extinction than the dust..."
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New research shows tiny droplets of sulfuric acid formed high up in the air after the impact, cooling Earth’s climate for years to come.
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"...this area is the most active on Earth in terms of very large landslides"
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Over the last three years a series of dramatic, and extremely large, debris and ice avalanches have occurred on Mount Sulzer in Alaska
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"I often go to Intaka Island to paddle in a kayak on the canals surrounding the island."
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For this week's picture, here's a view of a salt pan on Intaka Island, a small nature reserve in the Century City area of Cape Town. I often go to Intaka Island to paddle in a kayak on the canals surrounding the island. On Saturday morning I went for one of my usual paddles, and then in the afternoon I ...
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Curiosity laser zapping away on Mars...
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We'll use the laser to zap rock targets "Oak Bay" and "Rockport" and take Right Mastcam images of them.
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"Yeah, I was pretty awful at communicating my science"
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By Shane M Hanlon “What do you do?” This is a question that I’m asked almost daily as a DC resident where interest in one’s profession is only surpassed by interest in politics. But back in 2010, when I was a 2nd-year PhD student, I was not used to this question. I had successfully avoided (i.e. didn’t try) making friends outside of my program during my first year, so when I …
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"Balancing a pad of Bristol board on one knee with my left hand while tidying data with my right feels fitting—a mediation between art and science."
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As we wend our weaving way across the waters of the Johnston Atoll Unit, tracing the contours of previously-unexplored seamounts below, there is a full moon on the horizon. Work never stops aboard the vessel.
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"The collapse is ongoing as indicated by large icebergs in the lake."
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"I know we have touched young hearts and minds back on land...."
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As participants ask questions about whether the multibeam affects marine mammals and what kind of schooling is needed to be just like Colleen, it is clear that the public is curious about and excited to be a part of what happens on board. I know we have touched young hearts and minds back on land. As each of us go back to our respective communities, we will continue to share our experiences from Falkor and promote the understanding and mindfulnes...
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"It was a bit of a rough ride, although we felt safe and secure in the belly of mighty Falkor, and the conditions steadily improved."
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Aloha readers! I’m baaack, for another oceanographic expedition on mighty R/V Falkor. I say mighty, because her previous life was as a North Sea fisheries enforcement vessel and so she was initially designed for speed and sturdiness to survive the harsh conditions. At the beginning of our journey we were bashing through the trade seas and currents north of the equator on the way to our study site near Johnston Atoll. It was a bit of a rough ride,...
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"...a look at these pavement exposures of gabbro cut by numerous small ductile shear zones."
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A quest to visit the "first shear zones" described in the scientific literature leads to an alternate location, and some GIGAmacro images of samples from the real, original spot.
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"This may come as a surprise, but 90 percent of cow methane comes from their front ends."
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