The cool thing about this ship is that we can scan the sea floor as we go. So even at the speeds we're going we can get some pretty cool data about what's going on down below. As it turns out there's zip going on down below. It's flat, and flat and more flat.
Because Schmidt Ocean Institute is awesome and understands the value of Science Communication they've sent a full time blogger and scicomm fellow on board (no not me, I wish!). That's the kind of work that happens all day every day too.
Here we have a very important photo in progress, the Captain taking a photo of our Chief Scientist looking all sciency in the control room. To be fair we were actually doing science at the time, and no one put on a lab coat which is always a relief, remember, science DOES NOT = lab coat.