Caribbean Cold Seeps


Location: Kick’em Jenny submarine volcano, Grenada, and Barbados Accretionary Prism, Trinidad and Tobago

Date: October 2014

Ship: E/V Nautilus

This 14-day exploratory and research cruise utilised ROV Hercules and ROV Argus to survey the cold seeps (1900-2100m) and hydrothermal vents (150-300m) at the submarine volcano, Kick’em Jenny. The cruise also visited the El Pilar cold seeps and mud volcanoes in the Barbados Accretionary Prism off Trinidad and Tobago (1300m). This cruise focused on the exploration of these sites, telepresence and public engagement. It was also particularly special to be able to explore my own deep-sea backyard!