Let the dredging begin!

Area surveyed by approximately 11 pm this evening (red dashed line). Red star indicates approximate area of our first EPR dredge


At around 11:00 pm local time we will arrive at the East Pacific Rise having successfully surveyed a large portion of the Cocos-Nazca spreading center. We will begin dredging the EPR this evening, and into tomorrow morning, before heading east to continue dredging segments 1 through 7 of the C-N spreading center (see map in ‘Scientific Background’). We’re super excited to see what the seafloor has to offer us and we will be sure to keep you updated!








Fire drill!


Iker using his life jacket as a pillow


Gabby excited about the XBT


Dominik operating the air tugger


Night watch snacks 🙂