The Shank lab has participated in more than 50 scientific expeditions to deep-sea hydrothermal vents, hydrocarbon and methane seeps, continental slopes, seamounts, ocean trenches and abyssal plains in the Atantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Southern Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Tasman, Cortez, Celebes and Mediterranean Seas; more than 120 submersible dives, 90 remotely-operated vehicle days, and 70 autonomous underwater vehicle dives.