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  •  thanks for the heads up Fish! Cool story! (13+ / 0-)

    Also, can I take this opportunity to brag about the fact that I've seen hydrothermal vents with my own eyes at a depth of 2500 meters (in the Pacific, through the plexiglass porthole in the sub Alvin)??

    Neat, huh?

    I'm co-author on a couple vent papers as a result, but my current research is focused on surface ocean.  Still... I have to admit that was just about the coolest thing I've ever done.  And I don't get to brag about it nearly enough! :-)

    "The death penalty is never about the criminal. They've already done their worst. The question is always "will we join them"?" - jlynne

    by Hopeful Skeptic on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 03:21:18 PM PST

    •  Wow, that's cool research. I'm jealous. (6+ / 0-)

      I just like to get a chance to body surf in the ocean these days, but it's too damn cold now. I haven't been lucky enough to get paid to do research on the ocean.

      look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

      by FishOutofWater on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 03:54:49 PM PST

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      •  well, I was lucky to get a dive in Alvin (5+ / 0-)

        but I chose my field of study, specifically because I am interested in the oceans, and I love to be out there on the water.  It's a shame that all the research vessels are diesel-powered.  

        I also sail... much nicer to be on the water without the diesel fumes! But I don't go nearly as far from land in a sail boat (yet... I'm still learning the sport).

        And if you think the mid Atlantic is cold... you should try surfing in N. CA!!

        "The death penalty is never about the criminal. They've already done their worst. The question is always "will we join them"?" - jlynne

        by Hopeful Skeptic on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 05:24:56 PM PST

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