A University of North Carolina-Wilmington lander after one year on the bottom in 400 meters (left). The white tube in the center is the programmable 12-sample sediment trap. Yellow plastic spheres are protective cases for the glass floatation balls. The red topped item on the top of the right leg is a current meter; other instruments are hidden. Two sets of settling plate experiments can be seen in the center to either side of the sediment trap and two live coral experiment chambers are in each corner of the lower platform, close-up of one chamber to the right shows living Lophelia corals.

A University of North Carolina-Wilmington lander after one year on the bottom in 400 meters (left). The white tube in the center is the programmable 12-sample sediment trap. Yellow plastic spheres are protective cases for the glass floatation balls. The red topped item on the top of the right leg is a current meter; other instruments are hidden. Two sets of settling plate experiments can be seen in the center to either side of the sediment trap and two live coral experiment chambers are in each corner of the lower platform, close-up of one chamber to the right shows living Lophelia corals. Image courtesy of S.W. Ross (UNCW) and S. Brooke (FSU).

 

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