This blog is for the Mullineaux lab group's research cruises to study larvae at deep-sea hydrothermal vents.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Today we loaded our gear on board the research vessel R/V Yokosuka. Yokosuka is the mother ship for the deep-diving submersible Shinkai 6500. The ship and sub are operated by JAMSTEC (http://www.jamstec.go.jp). Yokosuka is a large research vessel, about 100 m in length, and holds a crew of about 30, plus 13 members of the Shinkai operations team and 15 scientists.