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Costa Rica Rocks!

The CCROCKS! research cruise explored methane seeps, sunken woods, oxygen minimum zone and corals off Costa Rica.

An interdisciplinary team of scientists that returned March 8 from a research cruise off Costa Rica say their 16-day expedition has yielded a wealth of tantalizing new scientific data, including a high probability that some of the species they encountered have never before been studied.


The CRROCKS! (Costa Rica Rocks) research cruise, led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and Indiana State University, was one of the first scientific expeditions concentrating on the biological aspects of rocks found at the continental margin area near Costa Rica.

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