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 used ROV Hercules and ROV Argus to survey the cold seeps (1900-2100m) and hydrothermal vents (150-300m) at the submarine volcano, Kick’em Jenny off Grenada. The cruise also visited the El Pilar cold seeps and mud volcanoes on the Barbados Accretionary Prism off Trinidad and Tobago (1300-1700m). This cruise streamed the exploration of these sites LIVE and was particularly special as I was able to explore my own deep-sea backyard!