One of the Benthic Landers we will be deploying during the first leg of the cruise. This is a platform that can be deployed from the ship and recovered by remotely releasing the weight that secures it to the seafloor.

One of the Benthic Landers we will be deploying during the first leg of the cruise. This is a platform that can be deployed from the ship and recovered by remotely releasing the weight that secures it to the seafloor. The four Landers and two moorings will be equipped with instruments to measure environmental variables and rate of sediment deposition. Image courtesy of Steve Ross, UNCW.

 

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