During this cruise, TowCam will be operated in concert with Sentry.  As well as providing real-time imagery from the seafloor it is passing over, a novel adaptation for this cruise means the TowCam pilots will also have the opportunity to attempt sampling of any biological communities we find at any vent or seep sites.

During this cruise, TowCam will be operated in concert with Sentry. As well as providing real-time imagery from the seafloor it is passing over, a novel adaptation for this cruise means the TowCam pilots will also have the opportunity to attempt sampling of any biological communities we find at any vent or seep sites. Image courtesy of Daniel Fornari, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

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