expedition 15

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Even though the Expedition 15 is over, the work isn't done. In their labs back home, researchers will analyze the vent fluid from Crab Spa and study the ways that microbes living near it change the chemistry of the fluid. They’ll even begin to uncover the processes that go on inside those microbes as they make a living at the vent.

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Explore vent basics, vents around the world, vent chemistry, boiling points, videos, and test what you've learned with quizzes.

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Q&A interviews

In a series of video clips, scientists describe their goals for Expedition 15, and the new technology they’re using in the deep ocean.

Expore past expeditions

 

Dive and Discover™ immerses you in the excitement of ocean exploration. Through daily stories, photos, and videos, our website brings you on board research expeditions that use deep-sea tools and vehicles, allowing you to become part of teams of researchers making new discoveries.

Click here to go to Expedition 8: The Juan de Fuca Ridge, 2004
Click here to go to Expedition 7: The New England Seamounts, 2003
Click here to go to Expedition 1: Guaymas Basin, 2000
Click here to go to Expedition 2: East Pacific Rise, 2000
Click here to go to Expedition 5: Galapagos Islands, 2001
Click here to go to Expedition 6: Galapagos Rift, 2002
Click here to go to Expedition 3: East Pacific Rise #2, 2000
Click here to go to Expedition 9: Return to Galapagos Rift, 2005
Click here to go to Expedition 4: Indian Ocean, 2001
Click here to go to Expedition 10: Antarctica, 2006
Click here to go to Expedition 11: Arctic, 2007
Click here to go to Expedition 12: South Atlantic, 2008
Click here to go to Expedition 13: Gulf of Mexico, 2010
Click here to go to Expedition 14: Mediterranean Deep Brines, 2011
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