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Explore the list of manuscripts, books and book chapters, theses, and dissertations from the data and samples collected aboard Nautilus.


Williams, E., Castillo, C., Klemperer, S., Raineault, N., Gee, L. (2018). Sycamore Knoll: A wave-planed pop-up structure in a sinistral-oblique thrust system, Southern California Continental Borderland. Deep Sea Research II 150: 132-145.
Yoklavich, M., Laidig, T., Graiff, K., Clarke, E., Whitmire, C. (2018). Incidence of disturbance and damage to deep-sea corals and sponges in areas of high trawl bycatch near the California and Oregon border. Deep Sea Research II 150: 156-163.


Gobin, J., Amon, D., Van Dover, C., Levin, L., Marsh, L., Raineault, N. (2017). Characterisation of methane-seep communities in a deep-sea area designated for oil and natural gas exploitation off Trinidad and Tobago. Frontiers in Marine Science Special Issue: Anthropogenic Disturbances in Deep Sea.
Quattrini, A., Demopoulos, A., Singer, R., Roa-Varon, A., Chaytor, J. (2017). Demersal fish assemblages on seamounts and other rugged features in the northeastern Caribbean. Deep Sea Research 123: 90-104.
Ruiz-Ramos, D., Fisher, C., Baums, I. (2017). Stress response of the black coral Leiopathes glaberrima when exposed to sub-lethal amounts of crude oil and dispersant. Elementa Science of the Anthropocene 5: 77.


Anderson, E., Somerville, R., Copley, J. (2016). A new species of Pachycara Zugmayer, 1911 (Teleostei: Zoarcidae) from deep-sea chemosynthetic environments in the Caribbean Sea. Zootaxa 4066(1): 71–77.
Brennan, M. (2016). Quantifying impacts of trawling to shipwrecks. In: Matthew Keith, (ed) Site Formation Processes of Submerged Shipwrecks : 157-178.
Brennan, M., Davis, D., Ballard, R., Trembanis, A., Vaughn, I., Krumholz, J., Delgado, J., Roman, C., Smart, C., Croff Bell, K., Duman, M., DuVal, C. (2016). Quantification of bottom trawl fishing damage to ancient shipwreck sites. Marine Geology 371: 82-88.
Brennan, M., Davis, D., Ballard, R., Trembanis, A., Vaughn, I., Krumholz, J., Delgado, J., Roman, C., Smart, C., Croff Bell, K., Duman, M., DuVal, C. (2016). Quantification of bottom trawl fishing damage to ancient shipwreck sites. Marine Geology 371: 82-88.
Carey, S., Olsen, R., Croff Bell, K., Ballard, R., Dondin, F., Roman, C., Smart, C., Lilley, M., Lupton, J., Seibel, B., Cornell, W., Moyer, C. (2016). Hydrothermal Venting and Mineralization in the Crater of Kick'em Jenny Volcano, Grenada (Lesser Antilles). Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 17(3): 1000-1019.
DeLeo, D., Ruiz-Ramos, D., Baums, I., Cordes, E. (2016). Response of deep-water corals to oil and chemical dispersant exposure.. Deep-Sea Research Part II-Topical Studies in Oceanography 129: 137-147.
Pallant, A. (2016). Transforming Undergraduate Research Opportunities using Telepresence. Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Sound and Vibration 64(2): 138-146.
Wang, B., Socolofsky, S., Brier, J., Seewald, J. (2016). Observations of bubbles in natural seep flares at MC 118 and GC 600 using in situ quantitative imaging. Journal of Geophysical Research 121(4): 2203-2230.


Brennan, M., Canals, M., Coleman, D., Austin Jr., J., Amblas, D. (2015). Bathymetric extent of recent trawl damage to the seabed captured by an ROV transect in the Alboran Sea. Oceanography 28(4): 8-10.
Fuller, S. (2015). Distribution of tephra from the 1650 AD submarine eruption of Kolumbo volcano, Greece. MS Thesis: University of Rhode Island
Krumholz, J., Brennan, M. (2015). Fishing for Common Ground: Investigations of the impact of trawling on ancient shipwreck sites uncovers a potential for management synergy. Marine Policy 61: 127-133.
Marr, C. (2015). Oceanic detachment faulting and core complex development and evolution: insights from the mid-Cayman spreading center. MS Thesis: University of Wyoming
Talas, E., Duman, M. Küçüksezgin, F., Brennan, M., Raineault, N. (2015). Sedimentology And Geochemistry of Mud Volcanoes in Anaximander Mountain Region From the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin 95(1): 63-71.
Ürkmez, D., Brennan, M., Sezgin, M., Bat, L. (2015). A brief look at the Free-living Nematoda of the oxic/anoxic interface with a new genus record (Trefusia) to the Black Sea. Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies 44(4): 539-551.
Vaughn, I. (2015). Factor graphs and submap simultaneous localization and mapping for microbathymetry. Dissertation: University of Rhode Island
Vieira, R., Palma, I., Sobral, P., Goncalves, J., Croff Bell, K., Cunha, M. (2015). Lost fishing gear and litter in the Gorringe Bank (NE Atlantic). Journal of Sea Research 100: 91-98.
Watt, S., Jutzeler, M., Talling, P., Carey, S., Sparks, R., Tucker, M., Stinton, A., Fisher, J., Wall-Palmer, D., Huhnerback, V., Moreton, S. (2015). New Insights into the Nature of Debris-Avalanche Deposits Offshore Montserrat using Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). Geochem. Geophys. Geosys. 16(7): 2240-2261.


Brennan, M., Ballard, R. (2014). Archaeological Oceanography. Encyclopedia of Natural Resources : 604-608.
Cantner, K., Care,y S., Sigurdsson, H., Nomikou, P. (2014). Integrated volcanologic and petrologic analysis of the 1650 AD eruption of Kolumbo submarine volcano. Journal of Volcanological and Geothermal Research 269: 28-43.
Carey, S., Ballard, R., Croff Bell, K., Bell, R., Connally, P., Dondin, F., Fuller, S., Gobin, J., Miloslavich, P., Roman, C., Seibel, B., Siu, N., Smart, C. (2014). Cold Seeps Associated with a Submarine Debris Avalanche Deposit at Kick’em Jenny Volcano, Grenada (Lesser Antilles). Deep Sea Research I 93: 156-160.
Cornwell, K. (2014). Theoretical and Practical Advances in Underwater
Regional Archaeological Survey.
MS Thesis: University College London
Cristobo, J., Rios, P., Pomponi, S., Xavier, J. (2014). A new carnivorous sponge, Chondrocladia robertballardi sp. nov. (Porifera: Cladorhizidae) from two northeast seamounts. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 95(7): 1345-1352.
Kelly, J., Carey, S., Pistolesi, M., Rosi, M., Croff Bell, K., Roman, C., Marani, M. (2014). Exploration of the 1891 Foerstner submarine vent site (Pantelleria, Italy): insights into the formation of basaltic balloons. Bulletin of Volcanology 76: 844-862.
Nomikou, P., Croff Bell,K., Papanikolaou, D., Bejelou, K., Cantner, K., Sakellariou, D., Perros, I. (2014). Tsunami Hazard Risk of a future volcanic eruption of Kolumbo submarine volcano, NE of Santorini Caldera, Greece. Natural Hazards 72(3): 1375–1390.
Nomikou, P., Papanikolaou, D., Tibaldi, A., Carey, S., Livanos, I., Croff Bell K., Pasquarè, F., Rousakis, G. (2014). The detection of Volcanic Debris Avalanches (VDAs) along the Hellenic Volcanic Arc, using marine geophysical techniques. Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences 37: 339-350.
Rubin-Blum, M., Antler, G., Turchyn, A., Tsadok, R., Goodman-Tchemov, B., Shemesh, E., Austin Jr., J., Coleman, D., Makovsky, Y., Sivan, O., Tchernov, D. (2014). Hydrocarbon-related microbial processes in the deep sediments of the Eastern Mediterranean Levantine basin. FEMS Microbial Ecology 87(3): 780–796.
Rubin-Blum, M., Antler, G., Turchyn, A., Tsadok, R., Shemesh, E., Austin Jr., J., Coleman, D., Goodman-Tchemov, B., Ben-Avraham, Z., Tchernov, D. (2014). First evidence for the presence of iron oxidizing Zetaproteobacteria at the Levantine continental margins. PLoS ONE 9(3): e91456.
Rubin-Blum, M., Shemesh, E., Goodman-Tchernov, B., Coleman, D., Ben-Avraham, Z., Tchernov, D. (2014). Cold seep biogenic carbonate crust in the Levantine basin is inhabited by burrowing Phascolosoma aff.turnerae, a sipunculan worm hosting a distinctive microbiota. Deep-sea Research I 90(1): 17-26.
Rubin-Blum, M., Tsadok, R., Shemesh, E., Goodman-Tchernov, B., Austin, J., Coleman, D., Ben-Avraham, Z., Gruber, D., Tchernov, D. (2014). Distribution of the Lamellibrachia spp. (Sibogilnidae, Annelida) and their trophosome endosymbiont phylotypes in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biology 161(6): 1229-1239.
Taviani, M. (2014). Marine Chemosynthesis in the Mediterranean Sea. In: Goffredo, S., Dubinsky, Z. (eds) The Mediterranean Sea: Its history and present challenges : 69-83.
Vieira, R., Cunha, M. (2014). In situ observation of chimaerid species in the Gorringe Bank: new distribution records for the north-east Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Fish Biology 85(3): 927-932.


Bell, K., Carey, S., Nomikou, P., Sigurdsson, H., Sakellariou, D. (2013). Submarine evidence of a debris avalanche deposit on the eastern slope of Santorini Volcano, Greece. Tectonophysics SI: The Aegean: a natural laboratory for tectonics 597-598: 147-160.
Brennan, M. (2013). High-resolution imaging of the M/S Dodekanisos shipwreck site off Deveboynu Burnu, Turkey. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 42(1): 204-208.
Brennan, M., Davis, D., Roman, C., Buynevich, I., Catsambis, A, Kofahl, M., Merrigan, M., Vaughn, I., Duman, M., Urkmez., D. (2013). Ocean dynamics and anthropogenic impacts along the southern Black Sea shelf examined by the preservation of premodern shipwrecks. Continental Shelf Research 53: 89-101.
Carey, S. Nomikou, P., Croff Bell, K., Lilley, M., Lupton, J., Roman, C., Stathopoulou, E., Bejelou, K., Ballard, R. (2013). CO2 Degassing from Hydrothermal Vents at Kolumbo Submarine Volcano, Greece and the Accumulation of Acidic Crater Water. Geology 41(9): 1035-1038.
Hilario, A., Cunha, M. (2013). Notes on a mating event of the deep-sea crab Chaecon affinis in the Gorringe Bank (NE Atlantic). Deep-sea Research II 92: 58-62.
Inglis, G. (2013). Hybrid optical acoustic seafloor mapping. Dissertation: University of Rhode Island
Kelly, J. (2013). 1891 AD submarine eruptive processes and geochemical studies of floating scoria at Foerstner volcano, Pantelleria. MS Thesis: University of Rhode Island
Kilias, S., Kilias, S., Nomikou, P., Papanikolaou, D., Polymenakou, P., Godelitsas, A., Argyraki, A., Carey, S., Gamaletsos, P., Mertzimekis, T., Stathopoulou, E., Goettlicher, J., Steininger, R., Betzelou, K., Livanos, I., Christakis, C., Croff Bell., K., Scoullos, M. (2013). New insights into hydrothermal vent processes in the unique shallow-submarine arc-volcano, Kolumbo (Santorini), Greece. Nature Scientific Reports 3(1): 2421.
Nomikou, P., Carey, S., Croff Bell, K., Papanikolaou, D., Bejelou, K., Alexandri, M., Cantner, K., Martin, J. (2013). Morphological analysis and related volcanic features of the Kolumbo submarine volcanic chain (NE of Santorini Island, Aegean Volcanic Arc). Zeitschrift fόr Geomorphologie 57: 29 - 47.
Nomikou, P., Croff Bell, K., Papanikolaou, D., Livanos, I., Martin, J. (2013). Exploring the Avyssos-Yali-Strogyli submarine volcanic complex at the the Avyssos-Yali-Strogyli submarine volcanic complex at the eastern edge of the Aegean Volcanic Arc edge of the Aegean Volcanic Arc. Zeitschrift fόr Geomorphologie 57: 125-137.
Nomikou, P., Papanikolaou, D., Alexandri, M., Sakellariou, D., Rousakis, G. (2013). Submarine Volcanoes along the Aegean Volcanic Arc. Tectonophysics SI: The Aegean: a natural laboratory for tectonics 597-598: 123-146.
Rodrigues, C., Cunha, M., Genio, L., Duperron, S. (2013). A complex picture of associations between two host mussels and symbiotic bacteria in the Northeast Atlantic. Naturwissenschaften 100: 21-31.
Smart, C. (2013). Detection of Diffuse Seafloor Venting Using Structured Light Imaging. MS Thesis: University of Rhode Island
Smart, C., Roman, C., Carey, S. (2013). Detection of diffuse seafloor venting using structured light imaging. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 14(11): 4743-4757.
Talas, E. (2013). Sedimentological and geochemical properties of mud volcanoes on the Anaximander Seamounts. MS Thesis: Dokuz Eylul University
Ürkmez, D., Brennan, M. (2013). A new species of Halaphanolaimus (Nematoda: Leptolaimidae) from the southern Black Sea (Turkey) with a modified key for species identification. Zootaxa 3691(2): 220-228.


Brennan, M. (2012). Cultural sites as platforms for environmental characterization of marine landscapes. Dissertation: University of Rhode Island
Brennan, M., Ballard, R., Roman, C., Croff Bell, K., Buxton, B., Coleman, D., Inglis, G., Koyagasioglu, O., Turanli, T. (2012). Evaluation of the modern submarine landscape off southwestern Turkey through the documentation of ancient shipwreck sites. Continental Shelf Research 43: 55-70.
Nomikou, P., Carey, S., Papanikolaou, D., Croff Bell, K., Sakellariou, D., Alexandri, M., Bejelou, K. (2012). Submarine volcanoes of the Kolumbo volcanic zone NE of Santorini Caldera, Greece. Global and Planetary Change 90-91: 135-151.
Vaughn, I. (2012). Microbathymetry using self-contained navigation and simultaneous localization and mapping. MS Thesis: University of Rhode Island


Cantner, K. (2011). Volcanologic and petrologic analysis of the 1650 AD submarine eruption of Kolumbo volcano, Greece. MS Thesis: University of Rhode Island
Croff Bell, K. (2011). On the origin of submarine sediment features in the southern Aegean Sea. Dissertation: University of Rhode Island


Inglis, G. (2010). Terrain constrained Stereo correspondence. MS Thesis: University of Rhode Island


Brennan, M. (2009). Ancient shipwreck survey and the modern submarine landscape off Yalikavak, Turkey. Marine Technology Society Journal 43(1): 47-49.

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