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UD marine scientists invite you to join them as they explore the ocean depths.


Dive in to our latest expeditions! For a quick overview of each mission before you take the plunge, see the descriptions below.

Extreme 2008:
A Deep-Sea Adventure

Extreme 2004:
Exploring the Deep Frontier

Extreme 2003:
To the Depths of Discovery

Canadian Archipelago Throughflow Study

A Black Sea Journey
Exploring Ancient Mysteries

Extreme 2002:
Mission to the Abyss

Extreme 2001:
A Deep-Sea Odyssey

Extreme 2000
Voyage to the Deep

 

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A Black Sea Journey
Extreme 2004: Exploring the Deep Frontier

On November 30, 2004, over 53,000 students from across the United States and in seven foreign countries began "diving in" to a 21-day deep-sea expedition to hydrothermal vents in the Pacific Ocean, with chief scientist Dr. Craig Cary, from the University of Delaware College of Marine Studies, and an international team of scientists. Join them in their quest to learn more about the heat-hardy Pompeii worm and the intriguing "fleece" of bacteria living right on the worm's back. Find out how tools from the Human Genome Project are being used to learn more about deep-sea mysteries!



A Black Sea Journey
Extreme 2003: To the Depths of Discovery

In November 2003, over 45,000 students from across the United States and in five foreign countries joined Dr. Craig Cary, University of Delaware marine scientist, and his crew as they traveled nearly 2 miles under water to seek out the "hottest" creatures on Earth — from weird worms to ancient bacteria. How can these strange organisms survive the abyss?



A Black Sea JourneyExtreme 2002 Mission to the Abyss

In October 2002, over 42,000 students from across the United States and in five foreign countries joined Dr. Craig Cary, University of Delaware marine scientist, and his crew as they traveled nearly 2 miles under water to seek out the "hottest" creatures on Earth — from weird worms to ancient bacteria. How can these strange organisms survive the abyss?

 

 

A Black Sea Journey
Canadian Archipelago Throughflow Study

The Black Sea is steeped in mystery. In April 2003, Dr. George Luther from the University of Delaware College of Marine Studies and colleagues from the University of Washington, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, led an expedition to learn more about this ancient sea's chemistry and biology. See how teachers and students from Talley Middle School in Wilmington, Delaware, assisted with the exploration!



 

A Black Sea JourneyExtreme 2001
A Deep-Sea Odyssey

In October 2001, more than 13,000 students joined University of Delaware marine scientists as they explored hydrothermal vents in the Pacific Ocean. Among their accomplishments, they performed the first DNA sequencing of a marine organism at sea! Visit this site to learn more!

 

 

A Black Sea JourneyA Black Sea Journey
Exploring Ancient Mysteries

The Black Sea is steeped in mystery. In April 2003, Dr. George Luther from the University of Delaware College of Marine Studies and colleagues from the University of Washington, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, led an expedition to learn more about this ancient sea's chemistry and biology. See how teachers and students from Talley Middle School in Wilmington, Delaware, assisted with the exploration!

 

A Black Sea JourneyExtreme 2000:
Voyage to the Deep

In January 2000, University of Delaware marine scientists led an international team of reearchers on a mission to explore hydrothermal vents on the floor of the Sea of Cortés off Mexico. To find out more, dive in here!


 


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