Photo & Video Log

This page contains photos and videos taken during the Estuary to the Abyss Expedition that took place August 20 - September 1, 2004. Click on any image to view a larger version and for additional information. If a movie camera icon camera icon is present, a QuickTime video can be viewed by clicking on the image. Other video formats are available on additional linked pages. If a Podcast icon Podcast Icon is present, a video or audio file is available for download or you can subscribe to the RSS Podcast Feed. NOAA Podcast RSS 2.0 Feed

If a slideshow icon slideshow icon is present, a visual log of exploration images can be viewed. You can scroll through them one by one, or select the play button for an automatic slideshow.

(HR) = "High Resolution" images available.

 

camera icon Video & Slideshows

A lantern shark swims above the sandy bottom at the "Sandy Tongue" dive site.

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A lantern shark swims above the bottom at the Sandy Tongue dive site. (Quicktime, 1 Mb.)

A huge sea anemone retrieved during the submersible dive.

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A huge sea anemone, retrieved during the submersible dive. (Quicktime, 1 Mb.)

A red gerion crab running along the sandy bottom.

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A red gerion crab running along the sandy bottom. (Quicktime, 3.3 Mb.)

A bathyscaphoid squid swimming.

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A bathyscaphoid squid swimming. (QuickTime, 1.1 Mb)

 

A Venus Fly Trap sea anemone.

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A Venus flytrap sea anemone. (QuickTime, 1.2 Mb)

A frilled shark swims above the sea floor.

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A frilled shark swims above the sea floor. (QuickTime, 1.1 Mb)

Shaefer's anglerfish brought up by the Johnson-Sea-Link II.

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Shaefer's anglerfish brought up by the Johnson-Sea-Link II. (QuickTime, 1.8 Mb)

A narrated compilation of still photographs.

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A narrated compilation of still photographs. (QuickTime, 600 Kb)

A giant red shrimp hovers just above the sea floor.

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A giant red shrimp hovers just above the sea floor. (QuickTime, 1.2 Mb)

A lizard fish sits on the bottom and waits for its prey to approach.

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A lizard fish sits on the bottom and waits for its prey to approach. (QuickTime, 536 Kb)

A small fish sits near the bottom as a crab hops by.

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A small fish sits near the bottom as a crab hops by. (QuickTime, 708 Kb)

A common seafloor feature in the study area was an occasional dune or hill.

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A common sea-floor feature in the study area was an occasional hill, or dune. (QuickTime, 1.3 Mb)

The Johnson-Sea-Link II manipulator arm picks up a coral skeleton.

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The Johnson-Sea-Link II manipulator arm picks up a coral skeleton. (QuickTime, 976 Kb)

A slide show of the Young Modified Van Veen Grab sampler in action.

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View a slide show of the Young Modified Van Veen Grab sampler in action.

A example of a vertical wall capped by a thin layer of manganese phosphorite rock.

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A vertical wall, capped by a thin layer of manganese phosphorite rock. (QuickTime, 1.1 Mb)

A North Atlantic wreckfish (Polyprion americanus) in its natural habitat.

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A North Atlantic wreckfish (Polyprion americanus) in its natural habitat. (QuickTime, 1.3 Mb)

The red bream (Beryx decadactylus) in its natural habitat.

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The red bream (Beryx decadactylus) in its natural habitat. (QuickTime, 1.4 Mb)

An example of vertical topography at Sponge Cliff.

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An example of vertical topography at Sponge Cliff. (QuickTime, 1.2 Mb)

A hard layer of manganese phosphorite pavement a common type of sea floor in the Estuaries to the Abyss.

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A hard layer of manganese phosphorite pavement, a common type of sea floor in the Estuary to the Abyss. (QuickTime, 960 kb)

Collecting a sponge community with the Chimneymaster.

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Collecting a sponge community with the Chimneymaster. (QuickTime, 1.7 Mb)

Images

map of the 13 dive sites in Estuary to the Abyss Expedition

Summary
map of the 13 dive sites in Estuary to the Abyss Expedition.

ship track of R/V Seward Johnson during the Estuaries to the Abyss expedition

Summary
ship track of R/V Seward Johnson during the Estuary to the Abyss Expedition (HR)

 

 

 

 

Mn-phosphorite pavement slabs and relict (ancient) sediment ripples

August 30
Mn-phosphorite pavement slabs and relict (ancient) sediment ripples. (HR)

Foraminiferan limestone and numerous red bream

August 30
Foraminiferan limestone and numerous red bream. (HR)

Two views of rippled dunes from Sandy Tongue dive site

August 30
Two views of rippled dunes at the Sandy Tongue dive site. (HR)

loosely cemented foraminiferan ooze and bamboo coral

August 30
Loosely cemented foraminiferan "ooze" and bamboo coral. (HR)

three rock types: Mn-phosphorite pavement rock, loosely cemented foraminifera ooze and well-cemented foraminiferan limestone

August 30
Three rock types: Mn-phosphorite pavement rock, loosely cemented foraminifera "ooze," and well-cemented foraminiferan limestone. (HR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

map of extuaries to the abyss expedition

August 29
Map of Estuaries to the Abyss Expedition. (HR)

Bottom profile along the Latitude 31-30 Transect

August 29
Bottom profile along the "Latitude 31-30 Transect." (HR)

wreckfish

August 29
Wreckfish (HR)

red bream

August 29
Red bream (HR)

longfish hake

August 29
Longfish hake (HR)

cutthroat eel

August 29
Cutthroat eel (HR)

Pluto skate

August 29
Pluto skate (HR)

Blackfin

August 29
Blackfin (HR)

Stout beardfish

August 29
Stout beardfish

ship track of R/V Seward Johnson during the Estuaries to the Abyss expedition

August 29
Ship track of R/V Seward Johnson during the Estuary to the Abyss Expedition. (HR)

 

 

 

 

group of red bream, Beryx decadactylus

August 28
Group of Red bream (Beryx decadactylus). (HR)

large anemone

August 28
Close-up of a large anemone. (HR)

view of waves from R/V Seward Johnson

August 28
View of waves from the R/V Seward Johnson.

 

 

Styrofoam coffee cups and wigs compressed

August 27
Styrofoam coffee cups and wig heads, compressed.

Shaefer’s anglerfish, Sladenia shaefersi

August 27
Shaefer’s anglerfish (Sladenia shaefersi) (HR)

Shaefer’s anglerfish, Sladenia shaefersi

August 27
Shaefer’s anglerfish (Sladenia shaefersi) (HR)

lophelia coral bush

August 27
Lophelia coral bush. (HR)


frilled shark, Chlamydoselachus anguineus

August 27
A frilled shark, in its natural habitat. (HR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

transparent squid

August 26
An unidentified transparent squid. (HR)

Snowy grouper

August 26
Snowy grouper (HR)

school of yellowfin bass

August 26
A school of yellowfin bass. (HR)


 

 

Pelagic brown algae, genus Sargassum

August 25
Pelagic brown algae, genus Sargassum. (HR)

Dip net sampling for Sargassum

August 25
Dip net sampling for Sargassum. (HR)

A floating light-trap

August 25
A floating light-trap. (HR)

Long-spine porcupinefish

August 25
Long-spine porcupinefish (HR)

J.D. Dubik enters the Johnson-Sea-Link II for a three-hour dive.

August 24
J.D. Dubick enters the Johnson-Sea-Link II for a three-hour dive. (HR)

An echinoderm, Opheiolepis elegans, (brittle star) brought up from the sea floor sediment.

August 24
A brittle star (Opheiolepis elegans) brought up from the sea- floor sediment. (HR)

An unidentified polychaete worm brought up from the sea floor sediment.

August 24
An unidentified polychaete worm brought up from the sea-floor sediment. (HR)

 

 

small sea urchin

August 23
A small sea urchin. (HR)

large sea urchin

August 23
A large sea urchin. (HR)

arcturid isopod clings to a branch of octocoral

August 23
Arcturid isopod clings to a branch of octocoral. (HR)

two sponges attached to a rock

August 23
Two sponges attached to a rock. (HR)

Susan DeVictor photographing marine organisms

August 23
Susan DeVictor photographing marine organisms. (HR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

sea lilies

August 22
Sea lilies (HR)

Christina Ralph describes the beardfish she observed during her dive

August 22
Christina Ralph describes the beardfish she observed during her dive.

Two lasers beams from the submersible reflect off of a wreckfish

August 22
Two laser beams from the submersible reflect off a wreckfish. (HR)

Laemonema are a type of morid cod

August 22
Laemonema are a type of morid cod (HR)

crab megalopae, late larval stage of crabs

August 21
Crab megalopae, a late larval stage of crabs. (HR)

sponge goby Evermannichthys metzetaari

August 21
Sponge goby (Evermannichthys metzetaari)

melon sponge collected from Blake Plateau

August 21
Melon sponge collected from Blake Plateau. (HR)

White tube sponges

August 21
White tube sponges (HR)

view of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute’s ship channel

August 20
View of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution’s ship channel.

view from bridge of R/V Seward Johnson

August 20
View from the bridge of R/V Seward Johnson.

demo of immersion or “Gumby” suit

August 20
Demo of immersion, or “Gumby,” suit.

 

 

 

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