findings

We at The Mariana region, famed for boasting the deepest spot on the planet, is also home to the Mariana subduction system.┬áThis mash-up of tectonic plates includes a wide range of geological settings and marine habitats, including a… Read More

Explorers

David A. Butterfield is a Principal Research Scientist at JISAO, University of Washington. With the exception of two years spent in Togo, West Africa, teaching chemistry and physics, Dave is a life-long resident of the Pacific Northwest. He… Read More

mission

Last November, we aimed to shed light on the Mariana back-arc, expecting it to be teeming with activity and life. Partnering up with Principal investigator Joseph Resting of the University of Washington, we led a team of researchers… Read More

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