Dr. Charles H. Mazel: Mission Goals
On the Deep Scope mission, my job was to outfit the Johnson Sea Link to be ale to explore for florescence in the deep sea. This meant creating the filters for the cameras and the lights that let us explore for fluorescence down in the dark, making sure everything was installed and worked properly, and the executing the field work, getting in the sub and doing the exploration. One of the exciting things about this mission is just the thrill of going 2000 feet underwater in this plastic bubble and turning out all the regular lights and turning on all these special lights, and then cruising around the bottom, looking for things. It's a lot of fun. Deep Scope was a mission of exploration. We came back with a number of novel observations of animals and cases of fluorescence that had never been observed before.