Tim Shank

May. 16, 2014

Remembering Nereus, Explorer of Ocean Depths

The robotic deep-sea submersible Nereus was destroyed while diving over six miles beneath the surface in the Kermadec Trench.

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Jul. 06, 2007

Expedition Explores The Arctic Sea Floor

A team of scientists is heading toward the Gakkel Ridge in the Arctic Ocean, hunting for hydrothermal vents on the Arctic sea floor.

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