This blog is for the Mullineaux lab group's research cruises to study larvae at deep-sea hydrothermal vents.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Last splice of the cruise
Today, Shinkai Dive 1224 went back to Archaean Vent, where Sasaki-san (a taxonomic specialist in gastropods) was able to collect a diverse assemblage of species, including gastropods, for population genetic analyses. While the Shinkai was down on the seafloor, Susan and I were preparing for the last pair of pump mooring deployments. I had a moment to kick back in the hangar and make my last splice of the cruise. I also enjoyed working with students, including MiHye Seo (photo right), to teach them how to work with the lines and other mooring gear.