A deep-sea expedition from the University of Delaware has set off into the Pacific Ocean to study hydrothermal vents. The fun the team will encounter includes high water pressure, burning hot water and the pitch black of the deep sea as they head 1-2 miles down to the ocean floor to learn about marine viruses, protists and bacteria.
Want to get in on the action? You can follow the team via their blog, write to the scientists and go on a virtual expedition on their web site.
- Deep Sea Expedition Sets Sail (ScienceDaily article)
- Extreme 2008: A Deep-Sea Adventure - University of Delaware