Photo & Video Log
This page contains images from the Sanctuary Quest Expedition conducted between April 24 - June 20, 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.
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Video footage taken from the remotely operated vehicle.
A short video on the Cordell Bank.
Watch a short video showing the rough seas
The advantages of an ROV.
Outfitting the ship for the expedition.
Mary Sue with the Super Phantom ROV.
A glimpse of OCNMS's astonishing living resources.
The Olympic Coast Sanctuary Quest team.
Monitor data shows surface feeding activity.
A feeding frenzy above and below the sea surface.
Conference on the bridge.
Brittlestars often aggregate on the soft substrate.
Marine invertebrates in the deepwater habitat. (HR)
A skate cruises along the seafloor. (HR)
A tall deep-water gorgonian coral. (HR)
Brittlestars reflect the broad diversity of organisms.
A deep-water anemone. (HR)
Looking for seabirds within 300 meters of the ship. (HR)
Blackfooted albatross soar over the swells.
Blackfooted albatross travel to OCNMS. (HR)
Search for whales from McArthur's flying bridge.
Launching a chase boat to get whale fluke identification photos.
Annie Douglas tTrails a humpback from the chase boat.
A humpback rolls on its side.
A launch speeds toward surfacing humpbacks.
A whale's tail shows distinctive fluke patterns. (HR)
Abandon ship drill. Dressing for success if the ship sinks.
Lacey O'Neal at the helm as McArthur departs Aberdeen.
Staffing the ROV controls.
Hauling in the remotely operated vehicle.
The sandy furrow habitat around Cordell Bank. (HR)
Persistent wind and swells outside Drake's Bay, Point Reyes.
Recording data to the computer.
Chimney Rock scene in Drake's Bay.
Strong wind and swells keep the McArthur anchored in Drake's Bay.
Collecting water samples at different depths. (HR)
An albatross lingers around the boat during ROV operations.
A ratfish cruises the bottom depths at 236 feet.
Krill and phytoplankton.
A Brittle Star aggregation in the sandy channels at Cordell Bank.
A shark around the camera on the ROV.
The shallow pinnacles at Cordell Bank.
White-plumed anemone on the ocean bottom. (HR)
Data manager records and observes the species. (HR)
Krills from one of the ships engine filters.
Education specialist examines juvenile dungeness crab.
Water samples are taken by the Rosette. (HR)
NOAA scientists lower the seacat. (HR)
This map shows a wildlife transect.
Looking for seabirds and marine mammals. (HR)
Scientist helps control the ROV. (HR)
Leaving Southeast Farallon Island. (HR)
Vivid underwater images.
Deployment of ROV depressor weight.
The ROV being deployed.
The ROV sustained damage.
Whale sighted off of San Miguel.
Collecting footage for a short video production.