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It begins – Early Career Scientists with HOV Alvin and AUV Sentry

The AT42-06 expedition has begun. They will head first to a chain of seamounts south of Manzanillo and west of the East Pacific Rise at 8°20’ N to complete the 2016 OASIS expedition with four Alvin and three Sentry dives. After that, they steam 100 miles north to the East Pacific Rise at 9°50’ N to do four more dives with Alvin and Sentry. The latter part is official the Early-Career Scientist (ECS) portion of the expedition, but in fact, the entire trip is a learning experience.