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Chinese research vessel on new Pacific seamount expedition

Updated: Jan 14,2015 5:13 PM     Xinhua

China’s research vessel Kexue moves across the Taiwan Strait, on Jan 10, 2015. China’s most sophisticated research vessel — named Kexue, or Science — left from the eastern city of Xiamen on Jan 10 on a new expedition to a west Pacific seamount. The second expedition to the Yap Seamount sea area will focus on deep-sea environment and ecology. With 74 people on board, the vessel is expected to travel 6,000 nautical miles and return in mid-February.[Photo/Xinhua]

China’s research vessel Kexue moves across the Taiwan Strait, on Jan 10, 2015. China’s most sophisticated research vessel — named Kexue, or Science — left from the eastern city of Xiamen on Jan 10 on a new expedition to a west Pacific seamount. The second expedition to the Yap Seamount sea area will focus on deep-sea environment and ecology. With 74 people on board, the vessel is expected to travel 6,000 nautical miles and return in mid-February.[Photo/Xinhua]

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