East Pacific Rise

Graphic: measuring the distance of the Nautile(2,600 meters) and the Alvin (2,500 meters) from the East Pacific Ridge

Background image: Earth and the location of the East Pacific Ridge outside the Galapagos Islands

Caption: In 1999, sulfide chimneys were collected on dives by the submersibles Alvin and Nautile. Vibrio species were identified that bore significant similarity to Vibrio cholerae, suggesting that it is native to the deep sea.

Source: NSF, K. Woellert adapted from material and data from Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia Univ.
GRAHAM MICHAEL PURDY, Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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Reorganised the support and administrative staff structure within the Division, to better serve the needs of Program Officers
Established NSF as a leading participant in the National Ocean Partnership Program (NOPP), and in the ongoing planning for an Integrated Ocean Observing andPrediction System.

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