Daily Science Report: Tuesday February 7th

By Mike Cheadle

Excitement spread throughout most of the ship (non-scientists included). Yesterday we sent Sentry to map the top of Pito Seamount and Sentry once again produced an incredible map of the rift valley and it’s multiple hydrothermal chimney fields. In the afternoon we launched Jason in the new area that Sentry had explored two days earlier and I slouched off to bed disappointed. Extensive sediment cover and mass wasting resulted in the dive being a rapid 1100m long transect and the dive was called to come up at 8am on wednesday.