Submitted by Friday Harbor Marine Laboratories
The Friday Harbor Laboratories presents V’eronique Robigou and John Delaney in “Weaving Art and Science to Create Ocean Tapestries,” Jan. 24, at the Friday Harbor Laboratories Dinning Hall. Tickets include dinner as well as the talk. Reserve a spot by Jan. 21 by calling the labs office at 360-378-2165.
In the early 1990s, Robigou and Delaney were exploring the bottom of the ocean in the deep-diving submarine ALVIN off the Pacific Northwest coast. There, they discovered a spectacular 135-foot talk sulfide structure spewing fluids – with temperatures approximately as hot as 700-degree Fahrenheit – out of the seafloor atop an active volcano.
Robigou and Delaney will share how this discovery influenced two professional paths, at times radically different, and at others, fruitfully collaborative. FOr this presentation, their paths merge again as a study of curiosity about and exploration of the Earth written in different “languages” and reaching diverse audiences.