Deep sea expedition

ROC HITS Costa Rica Margin has been exploring geochemically active sites where high concentration of methane bubbles emerge from beneath the seafloor into oxygen-poor, pitch black waters. CMBC Directors Lisa Levin and Greg Rouse, and Ph.D. student Jennifer Le are among the researchers on this expedition.

An octopus reaches out to touch the robotic arm of Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV) Alvin  earlier this week. The ROC HITS Costa Rica Margin Expedition funded by the National Science Foundation and led by Chief Scientist Erik Cordes from Temple University. Researchers are aboard the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s RV/Atlantis .