We've set sail and arrived at Axial Volcano!By Sam Mitchell
|SEATTLE to AXIAL: Our path from land to the middle of the ocean.|
Well, we are finally on our way to Axial Volcano. After a couple of days in the port of Seattle waiting for the ship to be ready for us to board, we finally settled into life aboard the R/V Marcus Langseth.
|Home for the next 5 weeks: R/V Marcus G. Langseth (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory)|
|The view for the next 5 weeks. We hope to be treated with some amazing sunrises and sunsets!|
After a first night's sleep at-sea, we woke to the smell of bacon and the sound of a practice fire drill. We practiced meeting at our on-deck muster station, donning our lifejackets, and locating the immersion suits. We all looked very fetching; fashion on the high-seas is hard to beat.
|Our science party looking ready for the ocean in their life-vests!|
|3D rendered bathymetry of AXIAL SEAMOUNT (image center)|