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HOV Alvin Dive: “Montana State Univ. has been represented in some of the world’s most remote regions and in outer space.”

Missoulian features the biochemist and assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry of Montana State University, Roland Hatzenpichler’s Alvin dive in Guyamas Basin last fall. Alvin dive allowed him to take a great step toward addressing a fundamental science question: “There are very large amounts of material that is being degraded in oceans every day and we have no idea how this is being performed. So, on a very fundamental level, we need to understand how the atmosphere, the deep sea and the water column are connected through the biogeochemical cycling of elements.”