The Sargasso Sea Expedition

We recently showed you the Mission Blue expedition to Salaz y Gomez, and now Google is helping post data from another scientific expedition.
This time it’s the MBARI Sargasso Sea Expedition, which traveled from Bermuda to the Bahamas, to help better understand the unique ocean habitat in the area. The habitat in that area is named for the “Sargassum” algae that is found there, hence the name of the expedition. While there, the team “measured biodiversity and the impacts of climate change and carbon cycling to this ecosystem”.

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To follow the expedition, you can download the full log KML file, see their Earth Gallery, visit their Facebook Page, or read the MBARI Expedition Logbook on their website.
For more information about this voyage, check out the full entry on the Google Lat Long Blog.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



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