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Exploration of the Mid-Cayman Rise

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Mid-Cayman Rise objectives were built on exciting results from a flurry of recent expeditions that investigated hydrothermal sites in the region (German et al., 2010, 2012). The 2013 E/V Nautilus cruise explored oceanic core complexes (OCCs), tall, smooth-sided hills that rise from the seafloor on the flanks of some mid-ocean ridges. Dives (Figure 1) explored the full extent and nature of life around the Von Damm hydrothermal field, previously discovered there, as well as the geology to further understanding of the vents’ origins, and to survey the OCC summits that had never before been investigated by a deep diving vehicle. This 2013 study was the first Nautilus cruise to have more scientists participating in the expedition from locations on shore than from the ship, tripling the size of the science party.

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Van Dover, Cindy, Bell, Katherine L.C., Marsh, Leigh, German, Chris, John, Barbara, Cheadle, Michael, Vecchione, Mike, Amon, Diva, Ball, Bernard, Copley, Jon, Smart, Clara, Fuller, Sarah H., Phillips, Brennan T., Cantner, Kathleen, Auscavitch, Steven and Ballard, Robert D. (2014) Exploration of the Mid-Cayman Rise [in special issue: New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration: The E/V Nautilus 2013 Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Field Season] Oceanography, 27, (1), supplement , pp. 32-33.

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Published date: March 2014
Organisations: Ocean and Earth Science


Local EPrints ID: 363196
ISSN: 1042-8275
PURE UUID: 07f212c7-5039-455b-b035-32ecd68b0908

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Date deposited: 18 Mar 2014 11:45
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 02:42

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Author: Cindy Van Dover
Author: Katherine L.C. Bell
Author: Leigh Marsh
Author: Chris German
Author: Barbara John
Author: Michael Cheadle
Author: Mike Vecchione
Author: Diva Amon
Author: Bernard Ball
Author: Jon Copley
Author: Clara Smart
Author: Sarah H. Fuller
Author: Brennan T. Phillips
Author: Kathleen Cantner
Author: Steven Auscavitch
Author: Robert D. Ballard

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