weather has finally settled down and R/V Endeavor was able
to operate outside of the Thera caldera. We moved back to Kolumbo
to explore a
series of submarine volcanic cones to the northeast of the main
camera sled Argus was used to document the nature of these structures
search for evidence of recent activity. It appears that the cones
than Kolumbo based on the amount of sediment that was covering
rocks. We also went back down into the main crater of Kolumbo
to continue to
map out the large hydrothermal vent field that was found in the
Yesterday we had another visit by members of the Boys and Girls
photo). They had spent the morning walking over lava flows
on the Kameni
islands and taking a quick dip in the geothermal hot springs.
afternoon they helped with a special VIP telecast to the university
Island that was attended by Rhode Island Govenor Carcieri,
Senator Reed and
URI President Carothers.
Figure caption: Members of the Boys and Girls Club relaxing in the
lounge aboard R/V Endeavor.