The captain told us throughout the cruise that it was not a good idea to put something in the water unless we were willing to not see it again. And even though I agreed with him completely, it was terrific to see instruments come back on board. Many of our instruments were programmed to stay at the bottom for hours and surface later. There were also our wire operations, which when you send them down 5-6 km to the depth of the ocean it is never a certain fact they will be there at the end of the wire 6-8 hrs later. So, I am incredibly grateful for all the amazing samples we did get, which includes water from 130, 400, 3000, 5000, 7000 and 9000m, and 5ft of mud in a gravity core. All and all, this has been an amazing expedition! Thanks to all that worked incredibly hard to make this expedition a success, and to all of you out there for your interest in our science and the deep sea.