Scientists Make Exciting Discoveries in Gulf of California

A multidisciplinary team of scientists from Mexico and the U.S. discovered new hydrothermal vents and six possible new animal species during a 33-day expedition off the coast of La Paz on Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor. The underwater robot ROV SuBastian was used to explore and sample vents emitting fluids at temperatures up to 287°C (549°F) along with the…

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Schmidt Ocean Institute Acquires New Research Vessel

March 23, 2021 – Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today it has acquired a new research vessel that will expand the organization’s philanthropic science program and capability to explore the Ocean. The new ship is significantly larger and can travel further than Schmidt Ocean Institute’s existing research vessel, Falkor, which has been operating since 2012 and was the world’s first year-round…

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Schmidt Ocean Institute Coral Sea Expedition

June 24, 2020 – Scientists working remotely with Schmidt Ocean Institute, one of the only at-sea ​science expeditions​ to continue operating during the global pandemic, have completed a first look at deep waters in the Coral Sea never before seen. The Australian science team discovered the deepest living hard corals in Eastern Australian waters, sighted fish in regions where they…

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