Photo & Video Log

This page contains photos and videos taken during the Mountains in the Sea expedition that took place July 11 – July 19, 2003. Click on any image to view a larger version and for additional information. camera icon If a picture of a movie camera icon is present, a QuickTime video can be viewed by clicking on the image. Other video formats are available on the linked pages.

(HR) = "High Resolution" images available.

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New discovery's on the New England Seamount chain.

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New discovery's on the New England Seamount chain.

Coral polyp pattern video

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Coral polyp patterns.

Exploring the mysteries of the seamounts video

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Exploring the mysteries of the seamounts.

Corals video

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Corals on Manning Seamount.

Images

2003 Mountains in the Sea science team

Summary
2003 Mountains in the Sea science team

Slickhead at Bear Seamount

Summary
Slickhead at Bear Seamount

A swimming grenadier (or rattail)

Summary
A swimming grenadier (or rattail)

A chimaera at Bear Seamount

Summary
A chimaera at Bear Seamount

A coral and sponge garden

Summary
A coral and sponge garden

Crinoids, a sea star, and an anemone

Summary
Crinoids, a sea star, and an anemone

Closed Paragorgia polyps

Summary
Closed Paragorgia polyps

Multibeam sonar map of the seamounts

Summary
Multibeam sonar map of the seamounts

Flat-topped Bear Seamount

Summary
Flat-topped Bear Seamount

A Paragorgia colony

Summary
A Paragorgia colony

Octocoral polyps and a red brittle star, Asteronyx

Summary
Octocoral polyps and a red brittle star, Asteronyx

Nezumia foraging along the edge of a basalt outcrop.

July 18
Nezumia foraging along the edge of a basalt outcrop.

A Paragorgia coral with a yellow colonial anemone.

July 18
A Paragorgia coral with a yellow colonial anemone.

A deep sea shrimp out in open water.

July 18
A deep sea shrimp out in open water.

Deploying basalt blocks for a coral recruitment experiment.

July 18
Deploying basalt blocks for a coral recruitment experiment.

A deep sea Roundnose Grenadier.

July 18
A deep sea Roundnose Grenadier.

The deep water fish, Lamonema.

July 18
The deep water fish, Lamonema.

An eel type fish, Synapho-branchus.

July 18
An eel type fish, Synapho-branchus.

Dousing a neophyte diver.

July 18
Dousing a neophyte diver.

Alvin Expedition leader, Dudley Foster.

July 18
Alvin Expedition leader, Dudley Foster.

Purple octocoral.

July 17
Purple octocoral.

Large skate egg case.

July 17
Large skate egg case.

Dr. Scott France smells a sponge.

July 17
Dr. Scott France smells a sponge.

Open coral polyp.

July 17
Open coral polyp.

Open coral polyps.

July 17
Open coral polyps.

A single coral polyp.

July 17
A single coral polyp.

Coral polyp septa.

July 17
Coral polyp septa.

Microscopic coral eggs.

July 17
Microscopic coral eggs.

Deep sea paragorgia coral.

July 16
Deep sea paragorgia coral.

Iridogorgia coral specimen.

July 16
Iridogorgia coral specimen.

Corallium sp. specimen.

July 16
Corallium sp. specimen. (HR)

Dr. Jon Moore photographs Paragorgia coral.

July 16
Dr. Jon Moore photographs Paragorgia coral.

Mercer Brugler prepares a sample of coral for preservation.

July 16
Mercer Brugler prepares a sample of coral for preservation.

Relaxing coral polyps.

July 16
Relaxing coral polyps.

Laura Rear, Knauss Sea Grant Marine Policy Fellow.

July 16
Laura Rear, Knauss Sea Grant Marine Policy Fellow.

Paragorgia sp. and pin-shaped clear sclerites Lepidisis sp photographed through a microscope.

July 15
Paragorgia sp. and pin-shaped clear sclerites Lepidisis sp photographed through a microscope.

Paragorgia coral with an unknown zoanthid colony.

July 15
Paragorgia coral with an unknown zoanthid colony.

The biobox on the front of Alvin.

July 15
The biobox on the front of Alvin.

Anne Simpson works with the coral polyp samples she collected.

July 15
Anne Simpson works with the coral polyp samples she collected.

Miscellaneous invertebrates from Bear seamount.

July 15
Miscellaneous invertebrates from Bear seamount.

Deep sea corals collected from Oceanographer Canyon.

July 15
Deep sea corals collected from Oceanographer Canyon.

Trawl sample from Bear Seamount.

July 15
Trawl sample from Bear Seamount.

A deep-sea anglerfish from Bear Seamount.

July 15
A deep-sea anglerfish from Bear Seamount.

A large sponge in the basket of the submersible Alvin, collected during the Dive & Discover cruise.

July 15
A large sponge in the basket of the submersible Alvin, collected during the Dive & Discover cruise.

A large brisingid sea star collected from Manning Seamount.

July 15
A large brisingid sea star collected from Manning Seamount.

Sorting animals from the trawl catch at Bear Seamount in 2002.

July 15
Sorting animals from the trawl catch at Bear Seamount in 2002.

A bathymetry map of the Kelvin seamount showing the Western ridge.

July 15
A bathymetry map of the Kelvin seamount showing the Western ridge.

Microscopic view of a polyp.

July 14
Microscopic view of a polyp.

Bathypathes sp, a type of black coral undewater.

July 14
Bathypathes sp, a type of black coral undewater.

Various black corals in a bucket.

July 14
Various black corals in a bucket. (HR)

Mercer Brugler holds up a black coral specimen.

July 14
Mercer Brugler holds up a black coral specimen.

Captain George Silva, of the R/V Atlantis.

July 14
Captain George Silva, of the R/V Atlantis.

Recovering Alvin after a dive on Manning Seamount.

July 14
Recovering the Alvin sub after a dive on Manning Seamount. (HR)

Alvin being pulled out of the water during a dive recovery.

July 14
Alvin being pulled out of the water during a dive recovery.

Launching Alvin from Atlantis

July 13
Launching Alvin from Atlantis.

Scott France holds up a deep sea coral.

July 13
Scott France holds up a deep sea coral. (HR)

A close-up of Iridogorgia coral polyps.

July 13
A close-up of Iridogorgia coral polyps.

Iridogorgia, a spiral shaped coral.

July 13
Iridogorgia, a spiral shaped coral.

Melissa Ryan holds up compressed styrofoam cups.

July 13
Melissa Ryan holds up compressed styrofoam cups.

Nick Forfinski, hydrographer.

July 13
Nick Forfinski, hydrographer.

Partial bathymetric image of Kelvin Seamount.

July 13
Partial bathymetric image of Kelvin Seamount.

Mountains in the Sea sketch drawn by eight-year old Jenna Watling.

July 13
Mountains in the Sea sketch drawn by eight-year old Jenna Watling.

Dave Simms, Ivar Babb, and Nick Forfiski discuss bathymetry acquisition.

July 12
Dave Simms, Ivar Babb, and Nick Forfiski discuss bathymetry acquisition.

Partial bathymetry for Kelvin seamount.

July 12
Partial bathymetry for Kelvin seamount.

Peter Auster with beard.

July 12
Peter Auster with beard.

Peter Auster without beard.

July 12
Peter Auster without beard.

Alvin, up close, in its hanger on board Atlantis.

July 12
Alvin, up close, in its hanger on board Atlantis.

Researchers discuss upcoming dives with Alvin in the background.

July 12
Researchers discuss upcoming dives with Alvin.

Technicians adjusting a devise on one of Alvin’s manipulator arms.

July 12
Adjusting a devise on Alvin’s manipulator arms.

WHOI R/V Atlantis refueling in Woods Hole between cruises.

July 11
WHOI R/V Atlantis refueling in Woods Hole between cruises.

Anne Simpson trying on a mask.

July 11
Anne Simpson trying on a mask.

The DSV Alvin crew readies the sub for a dive.

July 11
The DSV Alvin crew readies the sub for a dive.

A deep-sea dredge.

July 11
A deep-sea dredge.

 

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