If you give a chemist a cookie

One of the best things about being aboard the Atlantic Explorer—- other than the budding scientific discoveries and the intellectual spirit— is the food.

Jacob Cram uses a conveniently placed pole to stabilize himself as he grabs his dinner in

Bacteria and deep sea viruses, oh my!

The main lab on the ship is home to microbial ecologists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) and the University of Delaware. The team’s processes rely heavily on each other …

CTD deployment and water collection

The CTD emerges from the deep blue water, suspended by a thick wire cord that is reeled in from the wheelhouse. Technicians onboard the vessel use hooks on broomsticks to control the CTD as it exits the water to guide