Several echinoderms can be seen in this picture taken by a video camera attached to the bottom of the multi-core, including a sea star, brittle stars, and crinoids. While we did not find a methane seep, the camera was towed above the seafloor for two hours, giving us lots of information regarding the animals that live on this unexplored section of Chile�s continental margin.

This image was picture taken by a video camera attached to the bottom of the multicorer. It shows several echinoderms, including a sea star and brittle stars, and crinoids (sea lilies). While we did not find a methane seep, the camera was towed above the seafloor for two hours, giving us lots of information regarding the animals that live on this unexplored section of Chile’s continental margin. Image courtesy of INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2010.

INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2010

INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2010: March 2 Log

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