Photo and Video Log

This page contains photos and videos associated with or taken during the Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park expedition. Click on any image to view a larger version and for additional information.

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Videos

Scuba timelapse Video

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Time-Lapse expedition footage (Video)

Expedition Highlights Video

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Highlights from the expedition (Video)

Scuba Highlights Video

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Scuba diving highlights (Video)

Highlights from  Central Channel, Station 53, collected by the remotely operated vehicle Kraken2 during the Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park expedition.

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Highlights from Central Channel, Station 53. (Video)

Highlights from  Central Channel, Station 58, collected by the remotely operated vehicle Kraken2 during the Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park expedition.

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Highlights from Central Channel, Station 58. (Video)

Highlights from  Mouth of East Arm, Station 23, collected by the remotely operated vehicle Kraken2 during the Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park expedition.

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Highlights from the Mouth of East Arm, Station 23. (Video)

Highlights from Happy Knobb, Station 66, collected by the remotely operated vehicle Kraken2 during the Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park expedition.

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Highlights from Happy Knobb, Station 66. (Video)

Highlights from  Hopkins Inlet, Station 28, collected by the remotely operated vehicle Kraken2 during the Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park expedition.

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Highlights from Hopkins Inlet, Station 28. (Video)

Highlights from Tidal Bulge, Station 37, collected by the remotely operated vehicle Kraken2 during the Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park expedition.

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Highlights from Tidal Bulge, Station 37. (Video)

Highlights from Westdahl Point, Station 62, collected by the remotely operated vehicle Kraken2 during the Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park expedition.

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Highlights from Westdahl Point, Station 62. (Video)

Highlights from White Thunder Ridge, Station 4, collected by the remotely operated vehicle Kraken2 during the Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park expedition.

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Highlights from White Thunder Ridge, Station 4. (Video)

Highlights from White Thunder Ridge, Station 13, collected by the remotely operated vehicle Kraken2 during the Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park expedition.

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Highlights from White Thunder Ridge, Station 13. (Video)

 

Images

A sculpin rests on a large Red Tree Coral. During this expedition, a number of fish were found collocated with large coral colonies. March 30
A sculpin rests on a large Red Tree Coral. During this expedition, a number of fish were found collocated with large coral colonies. (HR)

ROV Kraken2 just prior to descent. The Kraken2 was used to give scientists access to the deepest parts of Glacier Bay National Park, without it, we wouldn't have been able to see the abundance of large corals and other associated fauna that reside in the deep waters. March 30
ROV Kraken2 just prior to descent. The Kraken2 was used to give scientists access to the deepest parts of Glacier Bay National Park.

Glacier Bay National Park provides a sheltered habitat for humpback whales. Here three humpback whales feed on the bountiful waters of the park. March 30
Glacier Bay National Park provides a sheltered habitat for humpback whales. Here three humpback whales feed on the bountiful waters of the park. (HR)

In some areas we saw large coral colonies so dense you couldn't see the rock wall behind them, and in others with younger colonies, we were able to see what resides on the walls, but doesn't grow as large as the Red Tree Corals. Here, you can see sponges, stoloniferious octocorals, hydroids, and bright anemones. There are likely a number of other organisms if you looked close enough! March 30
In some areas we saw large coral colonies so dense you couldn't see the rock wall behind them, and in others with younger colonies, we were able to see what resides on the walls. (HR)

In areas with soft sediment, we often saw large groupings of sea pens and basket stars, which are sea pen predators. March 30
In areas with soft sediment, we often saw large groupings of sea pens and basket stars, which are sea pen predators. (HR)

Even the areas with young Red Tree Coral colonies, there was an abundance of life. March 30
Even the areas with young Red Tree Coral colonies, there was an abundance of life. (HR)

Several deep-water areas discovered had high densities of Red Tree Corals. The water was so filled with plankton and dissolved organic material, both of which serve as food for the corals, that it was often hard to get a clear image with multiple large colonies. The two red dots are lasers spaced 10 cm apart for scale. March 30
Several deep-water areas discovered had high densities of Red Tree Corals. (HR)

An octopus hides in a small group of barnacles and sponges. March 30
An octopus hides in a small group of barnacles and sponges. (HR)

Rowan Sharman investigates an egg mass that was collected during an ROV dive. March 29
Rowan Sharman investigates an egg mass that was collected during an ROV dive. (HR)

Rowan Sharman, Mike McKee, Cheryl Morrison, and Matt Jewell in the control van during ROV operations. March 29
Rowan Sharman, Mike McKee, Cheryl Morrison, and Matt Jewell in the control van during ROV operations. (HR)

During the last few ROV dives of the expedition, there were times were it was difficult to see the coral through the large schools of fish that seemed to follow us everywhere. March 29
There were times were it was difficult to see the coral through the large schools of fish that seemed to follow us everywhere. (HR)

Kevin Joy hooks the ROV Kraken2 during a snowy ROV recovery. March 29
Kevin Joy hooks the ROV Kraken2 during a snowy ROV recovery. (HR)

Yupik Eskimo village of Scammon Bay situated on Alaska’s west coast in the treeless tundra delta of the Lower Yukon River. March 28
Yupik Eskimo village of Scammon Bay situated on Alaska’s west coast in the treeless tundra delta of the Lower Yukon River.

Qanuk looks out over the ship’s bow. March 28
Qanuk looks out over the ship’s bow. (HR)

In typical mariner tradition, the greenhorn Qanuk gets jokes played on him by the crew. March 28
In typical mariner tradition, the greenhorn Qanuk gets jokes played on him by the crew. (HR)

Qanuk prepares for the expedition by reading up on Glacier Bay. March 28
Qanuk prepares for the expedition by reading up on Glacier Bay. (HR)

Qanuk listens in on daily science meeting. March 28
Qanuk listens in on daily science meeting. (HR)

Qanuk helps with processing Primnoa pacifica samples in the wet lab. March 28
Qanuk helps with processing Primnoa pacifica samples in the wet lab. (HR)

Qanuk examines specimens with a microscope. As interesting samples come onboard, we have been taking a closer look with the microscope to better understand the very small features of corals, eggs, and small crustaceans. March 28
Qanuk examines specimens with a microscope. (HR)

In true bald eagle fashion, Qanuk takes a rest on an iceberg after our field work near Muir Glacier was complete. March 28
In true bald eagle fashion, Qanuk takes a rest on an iceberg after our field work near Muir Glacier was complete. (HR)

Mary and Qanuk are amazed at the big, healthy coral living in Glacier Bay! This sample was collected to determine the age and growth rate of these corals, as well as for isotope, genetic, and reproductive studies. March 28
Mary and Qanuk are amazed at the big, healthy coral living in Glacier Bay! (HR)

Qanuk goes on an adventure with ROV Kraken2! To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time a bald eagle has ever completed a deep sea ROV dive. March 28
Qanuk goes on an adventure with ROV Kraken2! To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time a bald eagle has ever completed a deep sea ROV dive.

After our open house at Bartlett Cove, the whole crew joined in for a picture with Qanuk and a banner designed by 4th graders at Scammon Bay. March 28
After our open house at Bartlett Cove, the whole crew joined in for a picture with Qanuk and a banner designed by 4th graders at Scammon Bay. (HR)

Jeff Godfrey investigates a rock covered with encrusting fauna during a dive off of Gilbert Peninsula. March 27
Jeff Godfrey investigates a rock covered with encrusting fauna during a dive off of Gilbert Peninsula. (HR)

The cold waters of Glacier Bay Nation Park’s fjords require our divers to wear a dry suit. A dry suit has water tight seals at the wrist and neck as well as a water tight zipper that keep a small layer of air trapped in the suit as insulation. Our divers also wear gloves and neoprene hoods for additional insulation. March 27
The cold waters of Glacier Bay Nation Park’s fjords require our divers to wear a dry suit. (HR)

During our dive at Gilbert Peninsula, our divers had a visit from a sea lion. March 27
During our dive at Gilbert Peninsula, our divers had a visit from a sea lion.

While working in remote areas like Glacier Bay National Park, we need to bring our own compressor. Here Jeff Godfrey fills tanks between dives. March 27
While working in remote areas like Glacier Bay National Park, we need to bring our own compressor. Here Jeff Godfrey fills tanks between dives. (HR)

Diving in Glacier Bay National Park has presented some interesting challenges for maintaining safe scuba operations, including relocating dives due to heavy icepack, seen here close to Johns Hopkins Glacier. March 27
Diving in Glacier Bay National Park has presented some interesting challenges for maintaining safe scuba operations. (HR)

Some of the most interesting parts of the animals we collect can’t be seen until we get them on the ship, manipulate them in ways that we can’t while underwater, and photograph them with a macro lens designed to capture small details. Here the underside of a “fuzzy” nudibranch is photographed in Dann Blackwood’s photography tank. March 26
The underside of a “fuzzy” nudibranch is photographed in Dann Blackwood’s photography tank. (HR)

The topside views in Glacier Bay National Park have been almost as exciting as the underwater seascape. March 26
The topside views in Glacier Bay National Park have been almost as exciting as the underwater seascape. (HR)

Interesting details, like the complex pattern in this shrimp’s eye are difficult to see until you bring the sample back to the lab. March 26
Interesting details, like the complex pattern in this shrimp’s eye are difficult to see until you bring the sample back to the lab. (HR)

This juvenile king crab, or perhaps we should call him a “prince crab”, was found during our dive near Tarr Inlet. March 26
This juvenile king crab, or perhaps we should call him a “prince crab”, was found during our dive near Tarr Inlet. (HR)

Once a sample is back on deck, we are able to see very small details, like you can see here on this small brittle star that we never would have been able to see on the ROV footage. March 26
Once a sample is back on deck, we are able to see very small details, like you can see here on this small brittle star that we never would have been able to see on the ROV footage. (HR)

Sunrise over Glacier Bay National Park. March 24
Sunrise over Glacier Bay National Park. (HR)

National Park Service Centennial Celebration. March 24
National Park Service Centennial Celebration.

An otter hunts just outside of Bartlett Cove. March 24
An otter hunts just outside of Bartlett Cove. (HR)

Amanda Kelley, left, talks to two visitors during the inport open house at Bartlett Cove. March 24
Amanda Kelley, left, talks to two visitors during the inport open house at Bartlett Cove. (HR)

Rhian Waller and Dann Blackwood work on developing a map with all of dive sites so far. March 24
Rhian Waller and Dann Blackwood work on developing a map with all of dive sites so far. (HR)

A group of visitors are shown the ROV by Kevin Joy during the open house in Bartlett Cove. March 24
A group of visitors are shown the ROV by Kevin Joy during the open house in Bartlett Cove. (HR)

Bob Stone, a NOAA benthic ecologist measuring the size of a red tree coral. March 23
Bob Stone, a NOAA benthic ecologist measuring the size of a red tree coral.

Johns Hopkins Glacier, west arm of Glacier Bay National Park. March 23
Johns Hopkins Glacier, west arm of Glacier Bay National Park. (HR)

Divers Amanda Kelley and Jeff Godfrey prepare for an exploratory dive with dive tender Rod Catanach and RHIB captain Nathaniel Charbonneau. March 23
Divers Amanda Kelley and Jeff Godfrey prepare for an exploratory dive with dive tender Rod Catanach and RHIB captain Nathaniel Charbonneau. (HR)

The Norseman II awaits the arrival of the scuba team back from their dive near Muir Glacier in the east arm of Glacier Bay National Park. March 23
The Norseman II awaits the arrival of the scuba team back from their dive near Muir Glacier in the east arm of Glacier Bay National Park. (HR)

A large glass sponge surrounded by mussels, calcareous tube worms, hydroids, and crustose coralline algae. March 23
A large glass sponge surrounded by mussels, calcareous tube worms, hydroids, and crustose coralline algae. (HR)

A nudibranch that was collected during one of our scuba dives. March 23
A nudibranch that was collected during one of our scuba dives. (HR)

Celebrating Cheryl’s birthday at Hopkins Glacier with some visiting National Park Service interpreters, who joined us for the day. March 22
Celebrating Cheryl’s birthday at Hopkins Glacier with some visiting National Park Service interpreters, who joined us for the day. (HR)

The birthday girl, Cheryl Morrison, with her specially made cake during our dinner celebration. March 22
The birthday girl, Cheryl Morrison, with her specially made cake during our dinner celebration. (HR)

A bald eagle hangs out on a recently calved iceberg. March 22
A bald eagle hangs out on a recently calved iceberg. (HR)

We were treated to a stunning close up view of Johns Hopkins Glacier today. This area is usually closed to tour boats to protect the many harbor seal pups that inhabit the area during the summer months. March 22
We were treated to a stunning close up view of Johns Hopkins Glacier today. (HR)

Rhian Waller, 5’3”, poses next to a colony of Primnoa pacifica for scale, while Cheryl Morrison collects tissue samples for genetic analysis. March 21
Rhian Waller, 5’3”, poses next to a colony of Primnoa pacifica for scale, while Cheryl Morrison collects tissue samples for genetic analysis. (HR)

Part of the goal of this project is to investigate the existence of Red Tree Corals in shallow waters that we can reach during scuba dives. March 21
Part of the goal of this project is to investigate the existence of Red Tree Corals in shallow waters that we can reach during scuba dives. (HR)

Here two members of the dive team, Bob Stone and Rhian Waller, communicate during their safety stop. March 21
Here two members of the dive team, Bob Stone and Rhian Waller, communicate during their safety stop. (HR)

Even in areas where no Red Tree Corals were found during scuba dives, the underwater landscape is beautifully dotted with anemones, stoloniferous octocorals, and serpulid worms. March 21
Even in areas where no Red Tree Corals were found during scuba dives, the underwater landscape is beautifully dotted with anemones, stoloniferous octocorals, and serpulid worms. (HR)

Three sea pens (Ptilosarcus gurneyi) collected during a dive at Blue Mouse Cove. March 21
Three sea pens (Ptilosarcus gurneyi) collected during a dive at Blue Mouse Cove. (HR)

Guy Cochrane monitors the expedition from inside the control van. March 20
Guy Cochrane monitors the expedition from inside the control van.

This map uses colors to show the water depth in Muir Inlet where is meets Adams Inlet. March 20
This map uses colors to show the water depth in Muir Inlet where is meets Adams Inlet.

Slope data is displayed in the GIS instead of the color-symbolized bathymetry. Slopes greater than 45 degrees are displayed with red coloration. March 20
Slope data is displayed in the GIS instead of the color-symbolized bathymetry. Slopes greater than 45 degrees are displayed with red coloration.

A terrestrial geology dataset has been added to the GIS to overlay the NOAA chart. March 20
A terrestrial geology dataset has been added to the GIS to overlay the NOAA chart.

This map shows the ROV track (black dotted line) overlaid on the map in the GIS. Observations of geology and fauna were logged during the dive and those observations are shown on the map as hollow black circles with the observation comment. March 20
This map shows the ROV track (black dotted line) overlaid on the map in the GIS.

White Thunder Ridge, the site of our ROV and scuba dives investigating red tree corals. March 19
White Thunder Ridge, the site of our ROV and scuba dives investigating red tree corals. (HR)

In a particularly sedimented area, we observed a few flatfish, including this one with a striped parasite. March 19
In a particularly sedimented area, we observed a few flatfish, including this one with a striped parasite.

ROV Kraken2 approaches an area with several anemones, sponges, stoloniferous octocorals, and brachiopods to sample a colony of red tree coral. March 19
ROV Kraken2 approaches an area with several anemones, sponges, stoloniferous octocorals, and brachiopods to sample a colony of red tree coral.

A beautiful decorated warbonnet we encountered during the first ROV dive. March 19
A beautiful decorated warbonnet we encountered during the first ROV dive.

View from the control van as ROV Kraken2 investigates a large red tree coral colony. March 19
View from the control van as ROV Kraken2 investigates a large red tree coral colony.

The ROV control van as we investigated a scaled crab next to a wall of stoloniferous octocoral.. March 19
The ROV control van as we investigated a scaled crab next to a wall of stoloniferous octocoral.

Kevin and Cheryl follow the ROV dive from the control van. March 19
Kevin and Cheryl follow the ROV dive from the control van.

The ROV team recovers the depressor weight at the completion of the first ever ROV dive in Glacier Bay National Park. March 19
The ROV team recovers the depressor weight at the completion of the first ever ROV dive in Glacier Bay National Park.

The mountains around Juneau make for a dramatic landscape. March 18
The mountains around Juneau make for a dramatic landscape. (HR)

The Norseman II pulls into Auke Bay as she arrives in Juneau, Alaska. March 18
The Norseman II pulls into Auke Bay as she arrives in Juneau, Alaska. (HR)

Members of the science team and ship's crew load all of the science gear onto the Norseman II. March 18
Members of the science team and ship's crew load all of the science gear onto the Norseman II. (HR)

Rhian Waller demonstrates the proper way to don a survival suit. March 18
Rhian Waller demonstrates the proper way to don a survival suit. (HR)

Regional map of Glacier Bay National Park with the Glacier Bay National Preserve highlighted in red. Mission Plan
Regional map of Glacier Bay National Park with the Glacier Bay National Preserve highlighted in red. (HR)

In 2010, a small black and white drop camera survey took place in Glacier Bay National Park.
Mission Plan
In 2010, a small black and white drop camera survey took place in Glacier Bay National Park.

Red tree corals, like these, are a focal point of the Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park Expedition. The two red dots are 10 cm apart to provide scale. Image courtesy of NOAA- Alaska Fisheries Science Center and Deep- Sea Coral Research and Technology Program. Mission Plan
Red tree corals, like these, are a focal point of the Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park Expedition.

A cruise ship, frequent visitors to Glacier Bay National Pack, sails close to the edge of the glacier. Glacier Bay National Park
A cruise ship, frequent visitors to Glacier Bay National Pack, sails close to the edge of the glacier.

Some of the dramatic views of the preserved wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park. Glacier Bay National Park
Some of the dramatic views of the preserved wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park.

Satellite imagery of Glacier Bay National Park. Glacier Bay National Park
Satellite imagery of Glacier Bay National Park. (HR)

Red tree corals are a focal point of the Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park expedition. Deepwater Corals in Glacier Bay National Park
Red tree corals are a focal point of the Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park expedition. (HR)

Red tree corals often form large, dense communities. In this image, you can also see a few white sponges which often co-locate with deep sea corals. Deepwater Corals in Glacier Bay National Park
Red tree corals often form large, dense communities. (HR)

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