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Rock doctor: finally, fieldwork!

By Paul D. Asimow, on a research expedition hunting hot vents in the South Pacific.


Paul Asimow waves at the camera as he dons a red reflective suit. Image courtesy of K. Kusek. Sisi stands taking notes and Paul sits at a computer. Image courtesy of K. Kusek In sunshine on the ship's fantail, with the white wake stretching out behind. Image courtesy of K. Kusek Elizabeth, wearing a blue hard hat and fluorescent jacket, empties a bucket full of rocks onto a lab bench. Image courtesy of K. Kusek. Squatting with hammer and chisel on the ship's deck. Image courtesy of K. Kusek Blue sea, blue sky, white fluffy clouds over the horizon. Image courtesy of C. Goddard
Bronze sea, phoenix sky. Image courtesy of C. Goddard Paul holds up a comma-shaped piece of basalt. Image courtesy of K. Kusek.