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From June 12 to July 3, 2019, the USGS is sailing onboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor with several other partners, seeking methane seeps along the seafloor of several underwater canyons off the coast of Oregon and Washington. On this cruise, USGS scientists will seek to understand how much methane is coming out of these seeps, how it travels through the water column, and its ultimate fate in the ocean. Scientists will also study the living communities and rock formations that accompany and underlie these methane seeps.


Screen grab of live streaming video.

R/V Falkor is in the Northeast Pacific studying methane seeps. Live Streaming - ROV Dive happening now.

(Schmidt Ocean Institute, Live from R/V Falkor)