December 12, 2004
R/V Atlantis is the third ship to serve as mother ship to Alvin. First came R/V Lulu, then R/V Atlantis
II, and in 1997, the newest Atlantis rolled off the dock and was launched.
Check out this overview of the Bio9 vent site.
Here's the best view from the R/V Atlantis. It's from the bridge, of course. There is nothing but water -- no matter what direction you look in.
Things can sometimes get a little slow on board. Here Mihailo Kaplarevic and Dr. Joe Grzymski invent a new version of Ping-Pong. Do you think it will catch on?