So I did it, I have become one of the millions to communicate via blog.
We are just about to leave port in Manzanillo, Mexico (in the state of Colima) on the Extreme 2008 research cruise aboard R/V Atlantis from WHOI. The last two days have been filled with cruise planning and setting up the famous (or not so famous) elevators. I will explain more about these amazing sampling devices and our research goals later.
For those of you interested there is a recent write up about the cruise at:
There will also be another link posted soon where you can catch more pictures and video of what's happening out here.