Photo and Video Log

This page contains photos and videos taken during the Coral Ecosystem Connectivity 2015 expedition. Click on any image to view a larger version and for additional information. For video, multiple video formats are available on the linked pages.

(HR) = "High Resolution" images available.

Videos

Highlights from the Mohawk ROV dives

video September 22 Log
Highlights from the Mohawk ROV dives. (Video)

Recovery of the Mohawk remotely operated vehicle

video August 29 Log
Recovery of the Mohawk remotely operated vehicle. (Video)

The Mohawk remotely operated vehicle is launched onto Pulley Ridge

video August 26 Log
The Mohawk remotely operated vehicle is launched onto Pulley Ridge. (Video)

 

 

 

 

 

Images

Our Community Structure Team has crisscrossed Pulley Ridge

September 22 Log
Our Community Structure Team has crisscrossed Pulley Ridge. (HR)

Large areas of the plate coral Agaricia

September 22 Log
Large areas of the plate coral Agaricia. (HR)

Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral

September 2 Log
Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral. (HR)

 

 

 

 

Over four cruises, our Community Structure Team has crisscrossed Pulley Ridge

September 2 Log
Over four cruises, our Community Structure Team has crisscrossed Pulley Ridge. (HR)

large area of Agaricia

September 2 Log
Large area of Agaricia. (HR)

Coral inexplicably half dead, with no clear sign of cause

September 2 Log
Coral inexplicably half dead, with no clear sign of cause. (HR)

The Mohawk ROV is poised to collect a sample

September 1 Log
The Mohawk ROV is poised to collect a sample. (HR)

A sample bucket from the ROV contains a crinoid

September 1 Log
A sample bucket from the ROV contains a crinoid. (HR)

Carrying a sample from the ROV Bio Box

September 1 Log
Carrying a sample from the ROV Bio Box. (HR)

The ROV collects a sample of Spongosorites

August 31 Log
The ROV collects a sample of Spongosorites. (HR)

A pipefish encountered by the ROV

August 31 Log
A pipefish encountered by the ROV. (HR)

The remotely operated vehicle lab during a dive

August 31 Log
The remotely operated vehicle lab during a dive. (HR)

The view from Rebecca Shoal looking towards the Gulf of Mexico

August 30 Log
The view from Rebecca Shoal looking towards the Gulf of Mexico. (HR)

A water spout formed in the distance

August 30 Log
A water spout formed in the distance. (HR)

A mixed sky included a beautiful sunset

August 30 Log
A mixed sky included a beautiful sunset. (HR)

Successful recovery of the Physical Oceanography moorings

August 29 Log
Successful recovery of the Physical Oceanography moorings. (HR)

First sighting of Oceanapia, a spectacular sponge, on Pulley Ridge

August 29 Log
First sighting of Oceanapia, a spectacular sponge, on Pulley Ridge. (HR)

The planned track for today’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dive

August 29 Log
The planned track for today’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dive. (HR)

Successful recovery of the Physical Oceanography moorings

August 28 Log
Successful recovery of the Physical Oceanography moorings. (HR)

Mooring lines fouled by a multitude of organisms

August 28 Log
Mooring lines fouled by a multitude of organisms. (HR)

Deploying a satellite-tracked surface drifting buoy

August 28 Log
Deploying a satellite-tracked surface drifting buoy. (HR)

Satellite imagery from NOAA shows a swath of chlorophyll

August 27 Log
Satellite imagery from NOAA shows a swath of chlorophyll. (HR)

The ROV stretches the suction hose out

August 27 Log
The ROV stretches the suction hose out. (HR)

The purple reeffish, Chromis scotti, on a mesophotic coral reef

August 27 Log
Gouges across the bottom likely caused by bottom trawling for fish. (HR)

The purple reeffish, Chromis scotti, on a mesophotic coral reef

August 26 Log
The purple reeffish, Chromis scotti, on a mesophotic coral reef. (HR)

Samples collected with the suction hose

August 26 Log
A school of cardinal fish, Apogon sp. (HR)

The bio box opens like a drawer to receive samples

August 26 Log
Identifying fish species on a monitor. (HR)

The Mohawk remotely operated vehicle (ROV)

August 25 Log
The Mohawk remotely operated vehicle (ROV). (HR)

Samples collected with the suction hose

August 25 Log
Samples collected with the suction hose. (HR)

The bio box opens like a drawer to receive samples

August 25 Log
The bio box opens like a drawer to receive samples. (HR)

Carrying sample bins full of specimens from the remotely operated vehicle

August 24 Log
Carrying sample bins full of specimens from the remotely operated vehicle. (HR)

An unidentified Rhodophyta, or red alga, collected by the Mohawk

August 24 Log
An unidentified Rhodophyta, or red alga, collected by the Mohawk. (HR)

Removing specimens from the sample bins

August 24 Log
Removing specimens from the sample bins. (HR)

the Mohawk remotely operated vehicle over the stern of the R/V Walton Smith

August 23 Log
The Mohawk remotely operated vehicle over the stern of the R/V Walton Smith. (HR)

Agaricia spp. coral among the benthic communities on Pulley Ridge

August 23 Log
Agaricia spp. coral among the benthic communities on Pulley Ridge. (HR)

The planned track for our first remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dive

August 23 Log
The planned track for our first remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dive. (HR)

The Mohawk ROV (right) shares the deck with a CTD rosette

August 22 Log
The Mohawk ROV (right) shares the deck with a CTD rosette. (HR)

Chief Scientist Dennis Hanisak takes in the scenery

August 22 Log
Chief Scientist Dennis Hanisak takes in the scenery. (HR)

A spectacular sunset in the Florida Keys

August 22 Log
A spectacular sunset in the Florida Keys. (HR)

Eyes for Science

Mission Welcome
Eyes for Science. (HR)

Project area showing Pulley Ridge

Mission Plan
Project area showing Pulley Ridge. (HR)

University of Miami's technical dive team

Project Overview
University of Miami's technical dive team. (HR)

Example of corals and algae found on Pulley Ridge

About Pulley Ridge
Example of corals and algae found on Pulley Ridge. (HR)

The dominant communities providing structural habitat at Pulley Ridge

Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems
The dominant communities providing structural habitat at Pulley Ridge. (HR)

Shallow water colony of the great star coral, Montastraea cavernosa

Looking Upstream
Shallow water colony of the great star coral, Montastraea cavernosa. (HR)

The SubAtlantic Mohawk 18 remotely operated vehicle

Mission Plan
The SubAtlantic Mohawk 18 remotely operated vehicle. (HR)

 A larval squirrelfish of the Family Holocentridae

Mission Plan
A larval squirrelfish of the Family Holocentridae. (HR)

Plate corals, Agaricia sp., on Pulley Ridge

Project Overview
Plate corals, Agaricia sp., on Pulley Ridge. (HR)

The red grouper, Ephinephelus morio

Project Overview
The red grouper, Ephinephelus morio. (HR)

Scamp grouper at 95 meters off the Dry Tortugas

Mesophotic coral ecosystems
Scamp grouper at 95 meters off the Dry Tortugas. (HR)

The job of the “Community Structure Team” is to document the ecologically important benthic community of Pulley Ridge.

Mesophotic coral ecosystems
The University of North Carolina at Wilminton’s Super Phantom S2. (HR)

A close-up of the anthiid fish known as the roughtongue bass

Mesophotic coral ecosystems
A close-up of the anthiid fish known as the roughtongue bass. (HR)

The giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta

Looking Upstream
The giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta. (HR)

Coral Reef Populations

Biophysical Modeling
Coral Reef Populations. (HR)

Flora and fauna of Pulley Ridge mesophotic reef

Benthic Communities of Pulley Ridge
Flora and fauna of Pulley Ridge mesophotic reef . (HR)

 

 

 

 

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