Photo & Video Log
This page contains photos taken during the
Operation Laser Line 2006: Exploration the expedition
took place November 8 - 13, 2006. Click on any image to view
a larger version and for additional information.
(HR) = "High Resolution" images available.
Preparing to launch the Laser Line Scanner tow vehicle at night.
LLS on the bottom off Maui showing the position of the sidescan sonar system.
HURL scuba divers attaching the bridle to the LLS at the surface.
The LLS being hoisted onto the deck of the RV Kaimikai-o-Kanaloa (KOK).
SABER screen capture depicting bathymetry data revealing a 12-meter pinnacle.
Planned LLS survey sites in the 'Au'au Channel off northwest Maui.
3-D bathymetry plot of LLS accident site showing Hi'ialakai search tracks and last known LLS position.
LLS survey team member John Stange examines the tow sled control body after retrieval.
Hi'ialakai deploys the small boat.
Hi'ialakai crew members search for debris.
LLS survey team discusses recovery options.
Appearing as small white crescents on the rocks, fragile and delicate fans in the genus Corallium are clearly "seen" by the laser line scanner.
An older side image of the genus Corallium taken several years ago from a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
The species in this laser line scan picture may be primnoids.