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Hydrothermal Vent Cruise - Live on the Web!

Andrew G. McArthur amcarthu at UVic.CA
Wed Aug 21 12:45:23 EST 1996


The RV Thompson and the remotely operated vehicle ROPOS are currently on
station at the Juan de Fuca Ridge hydrothermal vent system in the
north-east Pacific performing exploration and experiments at various
hydrothermal vent sites, with an emphasis upon the biology of the
community.  On board is also a party of K-14 teachers that are gaining
first hand knowledge of this kind of scientific pursuit.  The entire
cruise is being documented live on the World Wide Web, including wonderful
pictures from ROPOS, with updates being fed by satellite every day.  The
WWW page for this is at:


but also see the day-by-day log at:


Within the log-book, selecting any of the dive numbers (eg. HYS 349) will
take you to pages with full images from the submersible work.


Andrew G. McArthur              Email: amcarthu at uvic.ca
Department of Biology           Fax:   (604) 472-4075
University of Victoria          Phone: (604) 721-8858
P.O. Box 3020                  
Victoria, British Columbia      
Canada, V8W 3N5

WWW: http://darwin.ceh.uvic.ca/people/mcarthur.html

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