Photo & Video Log

This page contains photos and videos taken during the Exploring the Inner Space of the Celebes Sea 2007 expedition to the world's most biologically diverse region, the Celebes Sea in the southern Philippines from September 27 to October 16, 2007. 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 the 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

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Slide show of what may be new marine species, discovered in the world's most biologically diverse region the Celebes Sea in the southern Philippines.

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New marine species may have been discovered in the world's most biologically diverse region, the Celebes Sea.

A slide show of what life aboard the Presbitero research vessel was like while searching for new species in the deep waters of the Celebes Sea.

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See a slide show of what life aboard the Hydrogpaher Presbitero was like while searching for new species in the Celebes Sea.

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Exploring the Inner Space of the Celebes Sea 2007: Close-Up! (Adobe Flash)External Link

Celebes Sea midwater sample collection at 2,800 meters (9,186 feet).

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Celebes Sea midwater sample collection at 2,800 meters (9,186 feet). (Quicktime, 1 Mb.)

 

Scientists carefully capture a delicate Red Atolla Jellyfish.

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Scientists carefully capture a delicate red Atolla jellyfish. (Quicktime, 912 Kb.)

Scientists observe assorted sea cucumbers at 2,800 meters in depth.

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Scientists observe assorted sea cucumbers at 2,800 meters depth. (Quicktime, 2.1 Mb.)

 

 

 

 

Images

A 1-cm long larval squid.

Oct 13
A 1-centimeter long larval squid. (HR)

Hydromeles globulosa, a gymnosome pteropod (a type of pelagic mollusc)

Oct 13
Hydromeles globulosa, a gymnosome pteropod (a type of pelagic mollusc).

Val Borja (white shirt) and Nick Loomis, MIT graduate student, get ready to lift the bongo nets.

Oct 13
Val Borja (white shirt) and Nick Loomis, MIT graduate student, get ready to lift the bongo nets. (HR)

Joseph Rayos, watched by Mike Cole, examines a collection jar brought back by the bluewater divers.

Oct 13
Joseph Rayos, watched by Mike Cole, examines a collection jar brought back by the bluewater divers. (HR)

Bill Hamner wipes water drops off the front of his traveling planktonkreisel.

Oct 12
Bill Hamner wipes water drops off the front of his traveling planktonkreisel.

This lovely red medusa, Atolla gigantea, about 15 cm in diameter, was collected in midwater by the ROV and photographed in the bigger kreisel.

Oct 12
This lovely red medusa, Atolla gigantea, was collected in midwater by the ROV and photographed in the bigger kreisel. (HR)

 

 

 

 

The ROV rescue party watches Nick Caloyianis hook the disabled ROV onto the winch wire so that it can be hoisted onto the deck.

Oct 10
Nick Caloyianis photographs collected animals in the ROV's canisters underwater before the ROV is lifted aboard. (HR)

This is a picture of a hermit crab found at the steps of the Little Cayman Research Center.

Oct 10
The ROV rescue party watches from the rubber boat as a diver hooks the disabled ROV onto the winch wire so that it can be hoisted onto the deck. (HR)

 

 

 

 

Talina, Caron, and Peggy in borrowed finery amuse our shipmates and our guests from Tawi-Tawi after the exhibition of traditional Muslim dances.

Oct 8
In borrowed finery, scientists amuse their shipmates and guests from Tawi-Tawi after the exhibition of traditional Muslim dances. (HR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A RopeCam (from an earlier mission) is ready to be launched over the side of the ship.

Oct 7
A RopeCam (from an earlier mission) is ready to be launched over the side of the ship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The RopeCam dangles above the sea on its way to the bottom.

Oct 6
The RopeCam dangles above the sea on its way to the bottom.

Digital Holography Imaging apparatus in the ship's lab.

Oct 6
Digital holographic imaging apparatus in the ship's lab.

Image of the copepod Cosmocalanus dawinii, reconstructed with the Digital Holography Imaging system.

Oct 6
Image of the copepod Cosmocalanus dawinii, reconstructed with the digital holographic imaging system.

 

 

Dr. Cabell Davis readies his Video Plankton Recorder (VPR) for its first cast in the Celebes Sea.

Oct 5
Dr. Cabell Davis readies his video plankton recorder (VPR) for its first cast in the Celebes Sea. (HR)

Paired bongo nets are lowered on a wire to a depth of 500 meters.

Oct 5
Paired bongo nets are lowered on a wire to a depth of 500 meters. (HR)

A jellyfish in the genus Aequorea swims in the planktonkreisel.

Oct 5
A jellyfish in the genus Aequorea swims in the planktonkreisel. (HR)

The Global Explorer ROV, with headlights on and samplers at the ready, begins its descent.

Oct 5
The Global Explorer ROV, with headlights on and samplers at the ready, begins its descent.

This bamboo raft is the float for a 'bayao,' which translates as 'resting place.'

Oct 4
This bamboo raft is the float for a "bayao," which translates as "resting place."

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAMRIA Director Rodolfo Agaton speaks at the send off ceremony.

Oct 2
NAMRIA Director Rodolfo Agaton speaks at the send off ceremony.

The Global Explorer ROV is hoisted back onto the deck after its successful test dive.

Oct 2
The Global Explorer ROV is hoisted back onto the deck after its successful test dive. (HR)

 

 

 

 

Joe Caba and Toshi Mikagawa connect the Global Explorer ROV to its yellow tether.

Sept 30
Joe Caba and Toshi Mikagawa connect the Global Explorer ROV to its yellow tether. (HR)

The frame of the MOC 10 trawl is bolted together on the dock next to the ship.

Sept 30
The frame of the MOC 10 trawl is bolted together on the dock next to the ship. (HR)

This is one vendor at the fish market that was selling 'Imelda' an important local food fish.

Sept 30
This is one vendor at the fish market that was selling "Imelda," an important local food fish. (HR)

 

 

The RV BRP Hydrographer Presbitero at dock in the Port of Manila preparing for departure.

Sept 27
The BRP Hydrographer Presbitero at dock in the Port of Manila preparing for departure. (HR)

Chief Scientist Larry Madin explains to high school students why it is important to study the deep sea basin in the Celebes Sea.

Sept 27
Chief Scientist Larry Madin explains to high school students why it is important to study the deep-sea basin in the Celebes Sea. (HR)

The six-ton winch hangs suspended just above the stern deck.

Sept 27
The six-ton winch hangs suspended just above the stern deck. (HR)

The barge-mounted crane lowers the 6-ton winch for the ROV down to the stern deck of the BRP Hydrographer Presbitero.

Sept 27
The barge-mounted crane lowers the six-ton winch for the ROV down to the stern deck of the BRP Hydrographer Presbitero. (HR)

 

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