Details About the 35 Days We Spent at Sea

Check Out These Awesome Images of the Seafloor!

Our ship, the Melville, owned &
operated by the Scripps Institution of
Oceanography, UC-San Diego

Co-chief scientists:
Sherm Bloomer & Deepsea Dawn

Science party w/adventurers from the U.S., U.K.
U.K., Canada, Japan, Australia,
& Tonga

Rockhounds extraordinaire:
Melanie, Chris, Kathy, Hiroshi

Hey, he's not a scientist!

Newly-recovered rocks from
~5 miles deep near the Tonga Trench

We ate well at sea!

Blessed Tranquility