Melissa Baffa Explores the Ocean Depths Aboard E/V Nautilus this August!

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!

Dive Alert!

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!

Land Ho!

Today started and ended magically. Today was the day we finally arrived at the Galápagos.Just after breakfast it appeared through the clouds in the distance: San Cristóbal Island! This is the first island of the archipelago that Darwin stepped foot on in 1835. It is comprised of several extinct volcanoes linked together, and is a jumble … Continue reading Land Ho!