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 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
The raft. Mentally, I named it the Beast. It was a 15-person raft, about 11 feet in diameter, a black Explore the ocean in August with Melissa and the Corps of Exploration.Follow the adventure here in the GSCCC blog and at NautilusLive.organd orange monstrosity of plastic and rubber and fabric, about a hundred and fifty … Continue reading The Beast
Explore the ocean in August with Melissa and the Corps of Exploration.Follow the adventure here in the GSCCC blog and at NautilusLive.org.It was dark, and the sound of water splashing around in the pool beneath me reverberated throughout the indoor space. I was standing on a platform 3 meters above the surface, peering through the … Continue reading Surviving Survival Training
Who are your heroes? Are they sports stars? Celebrities? People you know personally, such as a favorite teacher?The author doing a live interaction with Dr. Ballard last year.Mine are scientists. If I could have the infamous dinner party we pretend to host as a part of “Getting to Know You” exercises, and I could only … Continue reading An Evening with Bob Ballard