2014 Expedition

Sampling at Kick 'em Jenny

Kick 'em Jenny Submarine Volcano Project

Sep 18, 2014 to Oct 8, 2014

This cruise to the southern Lesser Antilles volcanic arc is part of the INSPIRE project, funded by NSF with the purpose of studying and improving telepresence for ocean exploration. Scientists will implement several student-designed exploration projects led from shore. Kick’em Jenny is the most active submarine volcano in the Caribbean Sea, and during the past century it has shown a history of progressive growth with explosive eruptions. Hazards include explosive eruptions that can breach the sea surface and the potential for tsunami generation. The Nautilus cruise in 2014 will continue exploration of Kick’em Jenny with a new set of sensors to examine any changes in gas/fluid venting in the inner crater that might indicate renewed eruptive activity. Another area of investigation is a large province of cold seeps and mud volcanoes North of Trinidad & Tobago. These methane and sulfur-rich fluids host chemosynthetic biological communities and produce mud volcanoes by transporting and discharging fine grain mud on the seafloor.

Meet the Team

Photo of Nasir Ahsan
Navigator
Photo of Diva Amon
Science/Data
Photo of Eugen Babau
Guest
Photo of Bernie Ball
Science/Data
Photo of Daniel Basta
Guest
Photo of Katy Croff Bell
Science/Data Team
Photo of Rich Bell
Science/Data Team, Navigator
Photo of Jeff Birchler
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Victor Cabrera
Honors Research Program Student
Photo of Steve Carey
Lead Scientist
Photo of Josh Chernov
ROV Operations Manager
Photo of Arlene Davis
Guest
Photo of Mark DeRoche
Deck Chief
Photo of Frederic Dondin
Science/Data
Photo of Mike Durbin
Engineer
Photo of Alicia Eichinger
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Stephen Estrin
Argus Pilot
Photo of Jacob Fisk
Video Intern
Photo of Philip Forte
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Allison Fundis
Expedition Leader
Photo of Sam Garson
HRP Chaperone
Photo of Adrienne George
Ocean Science/Mapping Intern
Photo of Chris German
Lead Scientist, Science/Data
Photo of Peter Girguis
Science/Data Team
Photo of Judith Gobin
Scientist
Photo of Ethan Gold
Data Engineer
Photo of Morgan Haldeman
Science/Data
Photo of Laney Hart
Scientist Ashore
Photo of Hakon Jones
Honors Research Program Student
Photo of Robert Knott
Video Engineer
Photo of Justin Lowe
Data Engineer
Photo of Roderick MacLeod
Navigator
Photo of Michael Marin
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Leigh Marsh
Science/Data Team
Photo of Cynthia Mclntyre
Scientist Ashore
Photo of Anna Michel
Science/Data Team
Photo of Zara Mirmalek
Scientist Ashore
Photo of Eric Mittelstaedt
Scientist Ashore
Photo of Artur Morozov
3rd Engineer
Photo of Julye Newlin
Documentarian
Photo of Mary Nichols
Video Engineer
Photo of Cody Normington
Scientist Ashore
Photo of Amy Pallant
Scientist Ashore
Photo of Hannah Prior
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Joshua Reyes
Argus Pilot
Photo of Katherine Rodrigue
Science/Data
Photo of Chris Roman
Science/Data Team
Photo of Tyler  Ruchala
Scientist Ashore
Photo of Carly Scott
Scientist Ashore
Photo of Lily Simonson
Communications, Artist
Photo of Clara Smart
Navigator
Photo of Lynn Stephens
Scientist Ashore
Photo of Alexandra Stote
Scientist Ashore
Photo of Rachel Thomas-Shapiro
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Masako Tominaga
Scientist Ashore
Photo of Dave Turner
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Cindy Van Dover
Scientist Ashore
Photo of Ian Vaughn
Navigator / Mapping Specialist
Photo of Scott Wankel
Science/Data Team
Photo of Taylor Westlund
Scientist Ashore
Photo of Silas Whitley
Scientist Ashore
Photo of Keith Wood
Documentarian, Communications/Media

Highlights

Video: Sampling at Kick 'em Jenny
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Sampling at Kick 'em Jenny
September 22, 2014
Video: Hercules Gets Schooled
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Hercules Gets Schooled
September 23, 2014
Video: Red Shrimp Cluster Around a Gas Seep
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Red Shrimp Cluster Around a Gas Seep
September 24, 2014
Video: Remote Exploration: Telepresence and the Future of Science
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Remote Exploration: Telepresence and the Future of Science
September 25, 2014
Album: Creatures of Kick'em Jenny
 
Creatures of Kick'em Jenny
14 photos
September 29, 2014
Album: Exploring and Sampling an Underwater Volcano
 
Exploring and Sampling an Underwater Volcano
14 photos
September 29, 2014
Video: Caribbean Reef Shark Investigates Hercules
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Caribbean Reef Shark Investigates Hercules
September 29, 2014
Video: Deep Sea Predation: Squid Eats Fish
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Deep Sea Predation: Squid Eats Fish
October 1, 2014
Album: Exciting Operations During Kick'em Jenny
 
Exciting Operations During Kick'em Jenny
8 photos
October 1, 2014
Video: Beautiful Big-Finned Chimaera
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Beautiful Big-Finned Chimaera
October 2, 2014
Album: Exploring Mud Volcanoes and Vents in Trinidad and Tobago
 
Exploring Mud Volcanoes and Vents in Trinidad and Tobago
10 photos
October 6, 2014
Video: Massive Mussel Bed Discovery
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Massive Mussel Bed Discovery
October 6, 2014
Video: Stunning Siphonophore Strikes Back
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Stunning Siphonophore Strikes Back
October 7, 2014
Video: Beautiful Octopus Found on Trinidad Mud Volcano
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Beautiful Octopus Found on Trinidad Mud Volcano
October 8, 2014
Video: Best of 2014: Nautilus Season Highlights
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Best of 2014: Nautilus Season Highlights
October 8, 2014
Video: Creepy Ghost Shark With Parasites
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Creepy Ghost Shark With Parasites
October 30, 2014