Clint Nelson hands Loren Davis the motor and the airhose for the airlift device. The motor is attached to an air compression that floats on the surface and pushes air down the hose into a PVC pipe that will suction material off the sea floor.

Clint Nelson hands Loren Davis the motor and the airhose for the airlift device. The motor is attached to an air compressor that floats on the surface and pushes air down the hose into a PVC pipe that will suction material off the sea floor. Image courtesy of Amy Gusick, Loren Davis, Sea of Cortez 2008 Expedition.

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Sea of Cortez 2010 Expedition

Sea of Cortez 2010 - Mission Summary

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery

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