Photo & Video Log
This page contains photos and videos taken during the exploration of the Galapagos Rift between May 24 and June 4, 2002. Click on any image to view a larger version and for additional information. If a picture of a movie camera is present, a QuickTime video can be viewed by clicking on the image. Before viewing any videos, you must first download the free QuickTime Player software.
Video & Slideshows
Video of deep-sea life on the Galapagos Rift.
A video of a brief encounter with a Galapagos sea lion.
The Atlantis gets ready to explore the Galapagos Rift.
A deep sea ray and sea whip coral as observed from Alvin.
Deep sea black corals.
Unusually large single-celled protazoan organism.
A multibeam bathymetric map of the Galapagos Rift area.
Large clams and mussels line the cracks between the pillow lavas.
Chief pilot BLee Williams piloting Alvin.
BLee Williams pilots Alvin through the vent area called Rosebud.
BLee Williams supervising the launch of Alvin.
A deep-dwelling skate slowly swims by Alvin.
A fish and crab using camouflage to hide in the benthos.
Craig McLean enters Alvin for a dive to 2450 meters of water.
Tubeworms at the Rose Bud site.
Captain Craig McLean takes the Alvin initiation plunge, front and center.
Tube worms collected at an unknown vent site.
An unknown species of jellyfish.
ABE is opened for maintenance, revealing its complex interior.
Launching the AUV ABE.