Come and meet GSCCC's own Melissa Baffa on Friday, August 19th at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab in Santa Cruz!Girls Scouts are invited to come join the fun and earn a patch at the Seymour Center on August 19, 3-5 PM. Learn about the Exploration Vessel Nautilusthrough a live interaction with … Continue reading Meet Melissa Baffa this Friday, August 19th at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz!
We only got out of the water a short while ago, and our team is in the thick of the post-dive inspection. But nearly right away, they will be starting their pre-dive routine, and we will be back in the water just a short distance from our last location. Starting at 12 pm PST, we … Continue reading Dive Alert – Catalina Basin/Canyon
We diving on Kimki Ridge, a 200m tall hill rising from the floor of the Catalina Basin. We believe that three cold seeps exist along the crest of the ridge, where methane emanates and creates a unique underwater habitat that is home to an array of bizarre creatures. Within Catalina Basin itself, we expect to see … Continue reading Dive Alert – Kimki Ridge
We will be diving today on Northeast Bank, an extinct volcano that last erupted between 7 - 11 million years ago. It is a guyot, or a flat-topped volcanic cone surrounded by smaller cones. The flat top was caused by wave action during the last Ice Age, when lower sea levels brought the summit right … Continue reading Dive Alert – Northeast Bank
For the second year in a row Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast’s Melissa Baffa, VP of Program and Volunteer Services, will be boarding the E/V Nautilus this summer to explore the ocean depths along the Pacific Coast. Melissa has been chosen as Lead Science Communication Fellow for 2016 by the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET). As … Continue reading Melissa Baffa Explores the Ocean Depths Aboard E/V Nautilus this August!
Tonight we will perform another dive, with both ROVs (Argus & Hercules). We will be diving near the "East of Eden 3" site, and other targets that we identified as being potential active hydrothermal vents during our reconnaissance dive a few days ago.We will be studying the geological features, looking for interesting biological features (including … Continue reading Dive Alert!