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Students at UCAP school in Providence, R.I. talk by satellite phone with NOAA scientist. Catalina Martinez, NOAA OE Expedition Coordinator after her first dive. Carmelina Livingston, Educator -at-Sea The science party's anticipation of the expedition.

camera icon View a slide show of Students at UCAP school in Providence, R.I. as they talk by satellite phone with NOAA scientist.

camera icon Catalina Martinez, NOAA OE expedition coordinator, after her first Alvin dive. (QuickTime, 1.9 Mb)

camera icon Carmelina Livingston, Educator -at-Sea for the Charleston Bump Leg (QuickTime, 3.8 MB)

camera icon The science party's anticipation of the expedition. (QuickTime, 1 Mb)

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Submarine Ring of Fire 2004 expedition science team and crew. Geoff Lebon (foreground) and Ed Baker (background) are removing plume water from the CTD bottles after a tow-yo. Team is gathered around the ROPOS console, identifying vent species on the seafloor. Inspecting the sargassum catch.

Submarine Ring of Fire 2004 expedition science team and crew. (HR)

Geoff Lebon (foreground) and Ed Baker (background) removie plume water from the CTD bottles after a tow-yo. (HR)

The team gathers around the ROPOS ROV console to identify vent species on the sea floor. (HR)

Inspecting the sargassum catch. (HR)

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Ready and waiting for action the members of the bucket brigade. Mercer Brugler proudly displays Iridigorgia Inspecting hydraulic fluid from the ROV Hercules. Working on the manipulator arm.

Ready and waiting for action the members of the bucket brigade.

Mercer Brugler proudly displays Iridigorgia.

Inspecting hydraulic fluid from the ROV Hercules.

Working on the manipulator arm.

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Going over their script for the Web cast. Dr. Jon Moore narrates the video during the live Web cast. Dr. Scott France prepares Isidella specimen for analysis Holding a bushy black coral covered in mucus.

Going over their script for the Webcast.

Dr. Jon Moore narrates the video during the live Webcast.

Dr. Scott France prepares Isidella specimen for analysis.

Holding a bushy black coral covered in mucus. (HR)

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Highly viscous mucus collected from a bushy black coral. Mercer Brugler prepares coral specimens. The science team works to process samples. Puting coral tissue samples into fixative for DNA studies.

Highly viscous mucus collected from a bushy black coral. (HR)

Mercer Brugler prepares coral specimens.

The science team works to process samples.

Puting coral tissue samples into fixative for DNA studies.

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Dr. Scott France examines a piece of coral and removes a worm for later analysis. Susan Mills examines the basalt blocks recovered from Manning Seamount. Takeing turns on watch in the control van. Examining a black coral specimen just taken out of the bio box.

Dr. Scott France examines a piece of coral and removes a worm for later analysis.

Susan Mills examines the basalt blocks recovered from Manning Seamount.

Taking turns on watch in the control van.

Examining a black coral specimen just taken out of the bio box.

Graduate student Mercer Brugler processes samples by preserving them in ethanol. Dr. Jon Moore works with specimens collected from Bear Seamount. IFE ROV electrical engineer Dave Wright fixes the Argus wiring that malfunctioned IFE ROV technicians/pilots work to disconnect the fiberoptic cable from Hercules.

Graduate student Mercer Brugler processes samples by preserving them in ethanol.

Dr. Jon Moore works with specimens collected from Bear Seamount.

IFE ROV electrical engineer Dave Wright fixes the Argus wiring that malfunctioned

IFE ROV technicians/pilots work to disconnect the fiber optic cable from Hercules.

IFE computer technicians coil up the fiberoptic cable. Discussing possible scenarios for the ROV power failures in the control van. Ronald H. Brown launch being recovered. Acquireing bathymetric data in the computer lab on the Ronald H. Brown.

IFE computer technicians coil up the fiber optic cable.

Discussing possible scenarios for the ROV power failures in the control van.

Ronald H. Brown launch being recovered.

Acquiring bathymetric data in the computer lab on the Ronald H. Brown.

Some of the members of the science party posed in their survival suits after a drill. Training on the audio system in the IFE ROV control van. Working to produce education/outreach materials. Nets with softballs attached to the handles are used as a ‘gripper’ for the ROV manipulator arm.

Some of the members of the science party pose in their survival suits after a drill.

Training on the audio system in the IFE ROV control van.

Working to produce education / outreach materials.

A softball attached to a net handle becomes a "gripper" for the ROV manipulator arm.

The 2004 Gulf of Alaska Seamount Expedition Science party. Seawater is filtered by Naomi Ward and Bosun Patrick Hennessy. Bacterial cells are traped in very small pore size filters for later identification. Naomi Ward prepares to collect mucus and polyp samples from this big bamboo specimen. Scientists swarm the basket after Alvin’s return to the surface.

The 2004 Gulf of Alaska Seamount Expedition Science party.

Bacterial cells from Seawater are traped in very small pore size filters for later identification.

Naomi Ward prepares to collect mucus and polyp samples from this big bamboo specimen.

Scientists swarm the basket after Alvin’s return to the surface.

Students at UCAP school in Providence, R.I. talk by satellite phone with NOAA scientist. Chief Scientist, Tom Shirley, discusses the results of the cruise with reporters and educators. A large dead bamboo coral skeleton that was successfully collected by the Alvin. A fragile live specimen retrieved from the Alvin right after it surfaced.

Students at UCAP school in Providence, R.I. talk by satellite phone with NOAA scientist.

Chief Scientist, Tom Shirley, discusses the results of the cruise with reporters and educators.

This large dead bamboo coral skeleton was successfully collected by the Alvin. (HR)

A fragile live specimen retrieved from the Alvin right after it surfaced. (HR)

The gruesome task of cleaning the tissue and mucous off of a bamboo coral colony. Scientist collects mucus from a large bamboo coral specimen. Dr. Tom Shirley removes an organism from a piece of basalt. Talking to the students at UCAP.

The gruesome task of cleaning the tissue and mucus off of a bamboo coral colony. (HR)

A scientist collects mucus from a large bamboo coral specimen. (HR)

Dr. Tom Shirley removes an organism from a piece of basalt. (HR)

Talking to the students at UCAP.

Scientist answer UCAP students’ questions while the call is also being videotaped. Remembering old times while talking to the director and teachers at UCAP. Scientist use a hand lens to study a billet, or tabul. Catalina Martinez enters the DSV Alvin for her first dive.

Scientist answer UCAP students’ questions, while the call is videotaped.

A former student remembers old times, talking to the director and teachers at UCAP.

A scientist uses a hand lens to study a billet, or tabul.

Catalina Martinez enters the DSV Alvin for her first dive.

Jason Chaytor shines a flashlight out the porthole to assist Alvin pilot. A spectacular sunset and rainbow that lasted late into the evening. The pre-dawn deployment of the XTB. Rachel Teasedale, pre-dawn XTB data check.

Jason Chaytor shines a flashlight out the porthole to assist Alvin pilot. (HR)

A spectacular sunset and rainbow that lasted late into the evening.

The pre-dawn deployment of the XTB.

Rachel Teasdale at pre-dawn XTB data check.

Carey and Patrick scan the horizon in the Gulf of Alaska Patrick Neumann, watching and learning from Eddy Estaniel. Patrick hard at work Captain Margaret, Mitzi Crane.

Carey DeLauder and Patrick Neumann scan the Gulf of Alaska horizon.

Patrick Neumann watches and learns from Eddy Estaniel.

Patrick Neumann hard at work.

Captain Margaret "Mitzi" Crane.

Naomi Ward reviews Alvin dive procedures. Nicolas Alverado hits a winner at the ping pong table. Alison prepares the spectrometer, an instrument that measures the wavelengths in light, to study the absorption and reflectance properties of the fish’s fluorescent lens. Blue water divers use glass jars to capture gelatinous specimens for further study in the ship’s laboratory.

Naomi Ward reviews Alvin dive procedures. (HR)

Nicolás Alvarado hits a winner at the ping pong table.

Alison prepares to study the absorption and reflectance properties of the fish’s fluorescent lens. (HR)

Blue water divers use glass jars to capture gelatinous specimens for further study in the ship’s laboratory. (HR)



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Members of the Deep Scope science party assist Sharmishtha to quickly process the sediment profile peepers. Seconds after the peepers reached the surface they were removed from the submersible basket and rinsed with seawater. Scuba divers enter the mid-water realm to collect gelatinous creatures. A few members of the science party worked to re-engineer the optical jelly on the Eye-In-The-Sea

Members of the Deep Scope science party assist Sharmishtha to quickly process the sediment profile peepers. (HR)

Seconds after the peepers reached the surface they were removed from the submersible basket and rinsed with seawater. (HR)

Scuba divers enter the mid-water realm to collect gelatinous creatures. (HR)

A few members of the science party worked to re-engineer the optical jelly on the Eye-In-The-Sea. (HR)

Tammy Frank and Nicole McMullen load baited benthic traps Dr. Frank holds a hagfish caught in one of the benthic traps. Dr. Edie Widder inspects the Eye-In-The-Sea Erika Heine begins programming the Eye-In-The-Sea.

Tammy Frank and Nicole McMullen load baited benthic traps

Dr. Frank holds a hagfish caught in one of the benthic traps. (HR)

Dr. Edie Widder inspects the Eye-In-The-Sea

Erika Heine begins programming the Eye-In-The-Sea.

Captain Mike Schoeller on the bridge the morning of our departure. The survival (aka Gumby) suit protects from hypothermia. J.D. Dubik enters the Johnson-Sea-Link II for a three-hour dive. Susan DeVictor photographing marine organisms

Captain Mike Schoeller on the bridge the morning of our departure.

The survival (aka Gumby) suit protects from hypothermia.

J.D. Dubik enters the Johnson-Sea-Link II for a three-hour dive. (HR)

Susan DeVictor photographing marine organisms (HR)

Christina Ralph describes the beardfish she observed during her dive view of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute’s ship channel view from bridge of R/V Seward Johnson demo of immersion or “Gumby” suit

Christina Ralph describes the beardfish she observed during her dive

View of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute’s ship channel

View from the bridge of R/V Seward Johnson

Demo of immersion or “Gumby” suit

2003 Mountains in the Sea science team Captain George Silva Dr. Scott France smells a sponge Dr. Jon Moore photographs an image of Paragorgia

2003 Mountains in the Sea science team

Alvin Expedition leader, Dudley Foster.

Dr. Scott France smells a sponge.

Dr. Jon Moore photographs Paragorgia coral.

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Laura Rear, Knauss Sea Grant Marine Policy Fellow. The biobox on the front of <i>Alvin</i> Sorting animals from the trawl catch at Bear Seamount in 2002. From left to right: Dr Tracey Sutton, Dr Jon Moore, Edward McChain, Chris Kenaly, Dr Michael Vecchione. Mercer Brugler holds up a black coral specimen

Laura Rear, Knauss Sea Grant Marine Policy Fellow.

Anne Simpson works with the coral polyp samples she collected.

Sorting animals from the trawl catch at Bear Seamount in 2002.

Mercer Brugler holds up a black coral specimen.

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Captain George Silva, of the R/V Atlantis. Scott France holds up a deep sea coral Melissa Ryan holds up compressed styrofoam cups Nick Forfinski, hydrographer

Captain George Silva, of the R/V Atlantis.

Scott France holds up a deep sea coral. (HR)

Melissa Ryan holds up compressed styrofoam cups

Nick Forfinski, hydrographer.

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Dave Simms, Ivar Babb, and Nick Forfiski discuss bathymetry acquisition Peter Auster with beard Peter Auster without beard Technicians adjusting a devise on one of Alvin’s manipulator arms.

Dave Simms, Ivar Babb, and Nick Forfiski discuss bathymetry acquisition.

Peter Auster with beard.

Peter Auster without beard.

Adjusting a devise on Alvin’s manipulator arms.

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Anne Simpson trying on a mask Students returning from their first Alvin dive. The 20 science party members. Mark, Alex, and, Pat standing in front of DSV Alvin.

Anne Simpson trying on a mask.

Students returning from their first Alvin dive.

The 20 science party members.

Mark, Alex, and, Pat standing in front of DSV Alvin.

 Alvin pilot Bruce Strickrott in the top lab John Braxton during his first Alvin dive Megan Ward and John Braxton, before their dive in Alvin Carolyn and Anne standing on Alvin catwalk after a dive

Alvin pilot Bruce Strickrott in the top lab.

John Braxton during his first Alvin dive.

Megan Ward and John Braxton, before their dive in Alvin.

Carolyn and Anne standing on Alvin catwalk after a dive.

Dissecting vesicomyid clams discussing a profile of the Blake Ridge Diapir Examining a rock collected from approximately 3400 m water depth Educator Specialist Margaret Olsen on top of the DSV Alvin

Dissecting vesicomyid clams.

Discussing a profile of the Blake Ridge Diapir.

Examining a rock collected from approximately 3400 m water depth.

Educator Specialist Margaret Olsen on top of the DSV Alvin.

Assembling ‘squeezers’ used to extract pore water from sediment samples Trying on the emergency breathing apparatus Rich Styles peers out of a porthole in the aft chamber of the JSL II submersible. Eating Judy’s amazing cooking

Assembling ‘squeezers’ used to extract pore water from sediment samples.

Trying on the emergency breathing apparatus .

Rich Styles peers out of a porthole in the aft chamber of the JSL II submersible. (HR)

Eating Judy’s amazing cooking.

While working on deck, the science party and crew should always wear hard hats and life vests. Whiting bathymetry data to determine targets sites for upcoming dives Jerry McLelland at microscope. Connie Leverett after 200ft dive in JSL II

While working on deck, the science party and crew are required to wear hard hats and life vests. (HR)

Whiting bathymetry data helps determine target sites for upcoming dives. (HR)

Jerry McLelland at the microscope.

Teacher-at-sea Connie Leverett after a 200-ft dive in the JSL II.

Scientists ‘Kids at Sea’ view the latest sample from 1400ft Chief Scientist Charlie Barans contemplates what to do next. Jerry McLelland, reaches into the pipe dredge Project Oceanica Director Leslie Sautter pulls together expedition-related educational products

"Kids at sea" (aka the scientists) view the latest sample from 1,400 ft. (HR)

Chief Scientist Charlie Barans contemplates what to do next.

Jerry McLelland reaches into the pipe dredge.

Project Oceanica Director Leslie Sautter pulls together expedition-related educational products.

Expedition Team media crew Initial work up at sea Educator at Sea, inside the stern compartment of the JSLII.

Expedition Team.

A boat picks up the Media crew.

Initial work up at sea

Educator at Sea, inside the stern compartment of the JSLII.



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Teamwork in the wet lab. Videographer Art Howard prepares to take a dive. Examining the catch from a recent neuston net tow. A zoologist with NOAA interviewed by a rep. from UNC TV.

Teamwork in the wet lab.

Videographer Art Howard prepares to take a dive.

Examining the catch from a recent neuston net tow.

A zoologist with NOAA interviewed by a rep. from UNC TV.

Doni Angell, an Educator-at-sea. Gail Samples displays a coral collected during one of the day’s dives. Priscilla Winder (left) and Shirley Pomponi (right) placing samples in plastic bags for preservation. Sonsub Inc. crewmember Lucas Cribley and Greg Wardwell assisting Tara Pitts samples.

Doni Angell, an Educator-at-sea.

Gail Samples displays a coral collected during one of the day’s dives.

Priscilla Winder (left) and Shirley Pomponi (right) placing samples in plastic bags for preservation.

Sonsub Inc. crewmembers Lucas Cribley and Greg Wardwell assist Tara Pitts with samples.

Shirley Pomponi removing a bright yellow sponge from a sea floor sample. The entire Deep Sea Medicines 2003 crew on board the NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown. Scientist examine sample buckets after a dive A typical confocal microscope system

Shirley Pomponi removing a bright yellow sponge from a sea floor sample.

The entire Deep Sea Medicines 2003 crew on board the NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown.

Scientist examine sample buckets after a dive.

A typical confocal microscope system.

The divers who participated in SCUBA operations Captain John Wilder checking out operations in the ROV van Operations in the ROV van The supply of sponges and tunicates are researched for use in drug development

The divers who participated in SCUBA operations.

Captain John Wilder checking out operations in the ROV van.

Operations in the ROV van.

The supply of sponges and tunicates are researched for use in drug development. (HR)

Gail Samples, preparing an extract for culture NOAA Corps Officer LTJG Jennifer Pralgo looking over a navigational chart Chief Steward Richard Whitehead taking sponge samples for analysis

Gail Samples, preparing an extract for culture.

NOAA Corps Officer LTJG Jennifer Pralgo looking over a navigational chart.

Chief Steward Richard Whitehead.

Taking sponge samples for analysis.

Making skilled maneuvers of the ROV during a dive Sonsub Inc. crew C&C Technologies team morning launch of the ROV

Making skilled maneuvers of the ROV during a dive.

Sonsub Inc. crew.

C&C Technologies team.

Morning launch of the ROV.

In the wet lab waiting to see what was brought up from the dive Lucas Cribley and Geoff Ellett making adjustments to the ROV Jeremy Potter and Gary K. Wolfe getting their hands wet examining Forcepia Dr. Shirley Pomponi isolating pure Forcepia cells for culture

In the wet lab waiting to see what was brought up from the dive.

Lucas Cribley and Geoff Ellett making adjustments to the ROV.

Jeremy Potter and Gary K. Wolfe getting their hands wet examining Forcepia.

Dr. Shirley Pomponi isolating pure Forcepia cells for culture.

A solution of Forcepia cells after being placed in a centrifuge Jane Thompson, preparing a sample of Acarnus for DNA extraction Acarnus sp. plated on petri dishes for cell culture science party view real-time footage from the Innovator during the test dive

A solution of Forcepia cells after being placed in a centrifuge.

Jane Thompson, preparing a sample of Acarnus for DNA extraction.

Acarnus sp. plated on petri dishes for cell culture.

The science party view real-time footage from the Innovator during the test dive.

Sonsub Inc. ROV Innovator technician preparing for the mission Shirley Pomponi and LTJG Shawn Maddock view a sponge Shipboard crew A Discovery Science Channel team

Sonsub Inc. ROV Innovator technician preparing for the mission.

Shirley Pomponi and LTJG Shawn Maddock view a sponge.

The shipboard crew from Science Channel .

A Discovery Science Channel team.

The Northern Gulf of Mexico Deep Water Habitats science party Students and teachers gather on the dock Students view live squat lobsters collected during the cruise Students view some of the deep sea corals and sponges

The Northern Gulf of Mexico Deep Water Habitats science party. (HR)

Students and teachers gather on the dock.

Students view live squat lobsters collected during the cruise.

Students view some of the deep sea corals and sponges.

Sonsub technician, Ray Maza, speaks with students NOAA corps LTJG Jennifer Pralgo introducing students to the bridge Members of the crew and science party enjoy a fiery sunset Sonsub technicians at the controls of the ROV in the control van

Sonsub technician, Ray Maza, speaks with students.

NOAA corps LTJG Jennifer Pralgo introducing students to the bridge.

Members of the crew and science party enjoy a fiery sunset.

Sonsub technicians at the controls of the ROV in the control van.

Sonsub technicians victory pose after a successful ROV test dive Peter Etnoyer in the wet lab of the R/V Ron Brown Sonsub technician, Lucas Cribley Peter Etnoyer from MCBI hands University of Oregon scientist Sandra Brooke a rock collected at Green Canyon.

Sonsub technicians victory pose after a successful ROV test dive.

Peter Etnoyer in the wet lab of the R/V Ron Brown.

Sonsub technician, Lucas Cribley. (HR)

Scientist handle a rock collected at Green Canyon. (HR)

The first team of the day annotate the video coming from the ROV A painted squat lobster collected at Viosca Knoll Welch Generator replaces the burned out generator parts with the assistance of technicians from Sonsub and C&C Technologies John McDonough, Jeff Ellett, and Will Schroeder discuss the ROV dive schedule

The first team of the day annotate the video coming from the ROV.

A painted squat lobster collected at Viosca Knoll.

Technicians replace the burned out generator parts. (HR)

Discussing the ROV dive schedule before the first science meeting. (HR)

The first science meeting on board the Ronald H. Brown  A skate cruises along the seafloor staff conference

The first science meeting on board the Ronald H. Brown. (HR)

How the crew used the Super Phantom ROV.

The Olympic Coast Sanctuary Quest team.

Conference on the bridge.

 Records data. looking for seabirds  search for whales from McArthur’s flying bridge trails a humpback from the chase boat

Recording data.

Looking for seabirds within 300 meters of the ship. (HR)

Search for whales from McArthur’s flying bridge.

Trails a humpback from the chase boat.



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 Lacey O’Neal at the helm as McArthur departs Aberdeen Staffing the ROV controls. Record data to the computer Data manager

Lacey O’Neal at the helm as McArthur departs Aberdeen.

Staffing the ROV controls.

Recording data to the computer.

Data manager records and observes the species. (HR)

Edu. Specialist Looks for seabirds Control ROV Collecting footage

Education specialist examines juvenile dungeness crab .

Looking for seabirds and marine mammals. (HR)

Scientist helps control the ROV. (HR)

Collecting footage for a short video production.

Seeing through "bigeye" binoculars Chief pilot BLee Williams piloting Alvin.  BLee Williams pilots Alvin through the vent area called Rosebud. BLee Williams supervising the launch of Alvin while another pilot takes his turn diving.

Seeing through "bigeye" binoculars.

Chief pilot BLee Williams piloting Alvin.

BLee Williams pilots Alvin through the vent area called Rosebud.

BLee Williams supervising the launch of Alvin.

Craig McLean enters Alvin for a dive to 2450 meters of water. Alvin ionitiation ALVIN passenger AB Seaman Jerry Graham

Craig McLean enters Alvin for a dive to 2450 meters of water.

Captain Craig McLean takes the Alvin initiation plunge, front and center.

ALVIN passenger

AB Seaman Jerry Graham .

 Chief Mate Mitzie Crane and Ed "Catfish” Popowitz on the bridge Sue Doenges Sue Doenges Sue Doenges and Amy Baco-Taylor Crewmembers pause following a recovery of the Alvin

Chief Mate Mitzie Crane and Ed "Catfish” Popowitz.

Sue Doenges.

Sue Doenges and Amy Baco-Taylor.

Crewmembers pause following a recovery of the Alvin .

Naomi Ward emptying seawater Naomi Ward collecting mucus Coloring Styrofoam cups  

Naomi Ward emptying seawater.

Naomi Ward collecting mucus.

Coloring Styrofoam cups.

 
Sarah Flood Page and Naomi Ward A flytrap anemone A flytrap anemone 14 foot gravity core

Sarah Flood Page and Naomi Ward.

Putting the gravity corer over the side.

Aftermath of a mud fight.

14 foot gravity core.

School children view collection Entering Alvin National Geographic Channel interview Emergency breathing apparatus training

School children view collection.

Entering Alvin.

National Geographic Channel interview.

Emergency breathing apparatus training.

Rick Bean instructs all newcomers Zach Hoyt fixing cracks in the crab tank Science team for Leg Two. Analyzing samples.

Rick Bean instructs all newcomers.

Zach Hoyt fixing cracks in the crab tank.

Science team for Leg Two. (HR)

Analyzing samples. (HR)

The science team who searches for evidence of plumes. The science team who anaylzes CTD water samples. Picnic on the Thompson's back deck.

Science team for Leg One. (HR)

The science team who searches for evidence of plumes. (HR)

The science team who anaylzes CTD water samples. (HR)

Picnic on the Thompson's back deck.

Dana Yoerger examines data from ABE. Preparing transponders for deployment.

Dana Yoerger examines data from ABE.

Preparing transponders for deployment. (HR)

coal heavers

standing on the spider

Kate and Jason sifting

turret team

Wayne Lusardi and lantern

John Broadwater and Jeff Johnston

Broadwater speech

Wotan arriving

Turret at welcoming ceremony

Tim Keeney

Davis and Johnston

John Broadwater and Commander Scholley

Team in front of turret

Capt. Murray and dive platform

The explorers of Leg 3 Dr. Eric Warrant

Looking at artifact

preparing to dive

The explorers of Leg 3

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Wesley Knight Chief Engineer Bobby Bixler, Chief Seward Dr. Peter Herring Dr. Robin Willoughby

Wesley Knight Chief Engineer of the R/V Seward Johnson.

Bobby Bixler, Chief Seward of the R/V Seward Johnson

Dr. Peter Herring

Dr. Robin Willoughby

Examining newly-collected samples Examining sponge spicules Tara Peterson Pitts collects samples Dr. Edie Widder double-checks her Eye-in-the-Sea camera

Examining newly-collected samples.

Examining sponge spicules with a microscope.

Tara Peterson Pitts collects samples for her biomedical research.

Dr. Edie Widder double-checks her Eye-in-the-Sea camera before it is deployed

Teacher Arte Roman. LaVern Taylor, Senior Marine Technician, Scientists gather to look at the many samples collected. Jim Sullivan, tracks the Johnson-Sea-Link II submersible

Teacher Arte Roman.

LaVern Taylor, Senior Marine Technician, R/V Seward Johnson.

Scientists gather to look at the many samples collected.

Jim Sullivan, tracks the Johnson-Sea-Link II submersible during a dive

reviewing video footage Film-maker Art Howard “night-lighting” sorting through sargassum collected during a neuston net tow.

Members of the science party gather review video footage taken during the JSL II's dive's.

Film-maker Art Howard taking footage.

Using “night-lighting” attract fish and invertebrates in the area.

Sorting through sargassum collected during a neuston net tow.

Preparing the Young Grab for deployment. Benthic samples being looked at under the microscope. Stacie Crowe holds a stinking sponge trying on the immersion suit

Preparing the Young Grab for deployment.

Benthic samples being looked at under the microscope.

Stacie Crowe holds the stinking sponge Ircinia campana.

Lisa Hollen, gets the 'privilege' of trying on the immersion suit.

Capt. Ralph Van Hoeke discusses safety Lowering sampling equipment. Dave Allen examines microbiological samples Doug Sieberg calibrates an instrument.

Capt. Ralph Van Hoeke discusses safety at sea with the science party.

Lowering sampling equipment.

Dave Allen examines microbiological samples.

Doug Sieberg calibrates an instrument.

Processing the field samples Measuring primary production Terry Whitledge lowers a sampler Drilling through the pack ice

Processing the field samples.

Measuring primary production.

Terry Whitledge lowers a sampler.

Drilling through the pack ice.

Preparing the mooring line. Lowering the mooring instruments Feeding the mooring line over the winch

Preparing to collect samples. (HR)

Preparing the mooring line.

Lowering the mooring instruments.

Feeding the mooring line over the winch.

Preparing to an drill an ice core Offloading onto the pack ice Drinking from a melt pond Searching for hidden animals.

Preparing to an drill an ice core. (HR)

Offloading onto the pack ice. (HR)

Drinking from a melt pond. (HR)

Searching for hidden animals.

Processing a box core sample. Preparing the CTD for deployment. Students helping out onboard. Frank Parrish climbs into the Pisces IV

Processing a box core sample.

Preparing the CTD for deployment.

Students helping out onboard.

Frank Parrish climbs into the Pisces IV.

Preparing the boxcore for launch Sieving through a mud subcore Checking mussel pots Sizing and weighing mussels

Preparing the boxcore for launch

Sieving through a mud subcore

Checking mussel pots

Sizing and weighing mussels

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Releasing the Alvin Preparing the Alvin Seiving for small organisms from a box core

Students listen to Jeff Johnston about the Monitor

Releasing the Alvin

Preparing the Alvin

Seiving for small organisms from a box core

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Liz Baird, Educator -at-Sea for the North Carolina Shelf Leg North Carolina Shelf Scientists Tracking the sub

Hauling in a fish trap

Liz Baird, Educator -at-Sea for the North Carolina Shelf Leg

North Carolina Shelf Scientists

Crew members tracking the Johnson Sea-Link

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Sorting through Sargassam samples Testing the cable Trying on an immersion suit Deep East Educators

Sorting through Sargassam samples

Testing the cable

Trying on an immersion suit

Deep East educators

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Divers preparing to enter the submersible Alvin science party The Clelia and crew after first Islands in the Stream dive

Divers preparing to enter the submersible Alvin

Explorers viewing USS Monitor images

Science party

The Clelia and crew after first Islands in the Stream dive

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