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Photo of the Week: The "RV Falkor" Operated By Schmidt Ocean Institute

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General Steamship proudly works with the RV Falkor and the Schmidt Ocean Institute. The RV Falkor is famously known for discovering the Terra Nova Whaler and Polar Expedition Ship.

Excerpt Below From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schmidt_Ocean_Institute

Activities and expeditions: The Schmidt Ocean Institute has undertaken multiple research projects in collaboration with organizations including the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, the Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping Joint Hydrographic Center, IFREMER, the Center for Environmental Visualization, the Marine Science and Technology Foundation, and various universities and oceanographic research institutions.

Schmidt Ocean Institute researchers and research vessels have studied remote coral reef conditions at the Kiritimati atoll, deep-water coral habitats using ROVs, Atlantic marine pollutants and biofuel candidates in the North Atlantic Gyre and Sargasso Sea, and the long-term effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.[12][13]

In March 2013, a team aboard RV Falkor started conducting a multibeam mapping survey of the Campeche Escarpment in the Gulf of Mexico, which may provide insight into geological records for the Chicxulub crater.[14]

During field trials in July 2012 of the multibeam echo sounding equipment on RV Falkor, the team aboard discovered the wreck of lost polar expedition ship Terra Nova off the southern coast of Greenland.[15]

Falkor Research Vessel

Falkor Research Vessel

Photo provided by Doug Coburn, General Steamship Seattle - Approx. 10/25/13