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Collection 1 - Vessels
Collection 2 - Submersibles
Collection 3 - Remotely Operated Vehicles
Collection 3 - Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Collection 4 - Diving
Collection 5 - Observation Tools

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Surprisingly, bubbles composed of some sort of fluid were rising out of the sediment around the chimneys. See how the ROPOS ROV is deployed at the Maug island volcanic crater. Collecting an unusual species of shrimp found at the hydrothermal vent. A few swarms of crabs scavenging on some dead fish.

camera icon Surprisingly, bubbles composed of some sort of fluid were rising out of the sediment around the chimneys. (QuickTime, 1.9 Mb)

camera icon See how the ROPOS ROV is deployed at the Maug Island volcanic crater. (QuickTime, 1.9 Mb)

camera icon Collecting an unusual species of shrimp found at the hydrothermal vent. (QuickTime, 1.5 Mb)

camera icon A few swarms of crabs, scavenging on some dead fish. (Quicktime, 1.6 Mb.)

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See how the claw and arm of Alvin are able to sample a “wedge” of pillow basalt pulled from a fractured pillow lava. The peeper recovery and sampling process. Deploying the Eye-in-the-Sea (EITS) on the edge of a brine pool, at over 2,100 ft. The Johnson-Sea-Link II manipulator arm picks up a coral skeleton.

camera icon August 18
See how the claw and arm of Alvin are able to sample a “wedge” of pillow basalt pulled from a fractured pillow lava. (QuickTime, 1.8 Mb)

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camera icon View the peeper recovery and sampling process. (Quicktime, 1.9 Mb.)

camera icon Deploying the Eye-in-the-Sea (EITS) on the edge of a brine pool, at over 2,100 ft. (Quicktime, 1.1 Mb.)

camera icon The Johnson-Sea-Link II manipulator arm picks up a coral skeleton. (QuickTime, 976 Kb)

A slide show of the Young Modified Van Veen Grab sampler in action. Collecting a sponge community with the Chimneymaster. Slideshow of Alvin recovery from dive 3909 The ascent of a dive on the southern Lophelia shelf off the Carolinas.

camera icon View a slide show of the Young Modified Van Veen Grab sampler in action.

camera icon Collecting a sponge community with the Chimneymaster. (QuickTime, 1.7 Mb)

slideshow icon Slideshow of Alvin recovery from dive 3909.

camera icon The ascent of a dive on the southern Lophelia shelf. (QuickTime, 1.3 Mb)

Deployment and descent of the Johnson-Sea-Link 2 manipulator arm retrieving carrion bucket Forcepia, not just your ordinary sponge. The Innovator ROV being launched.

camera icon Deployment and descent of the Johnson-Sea-Link II. (QuickTime, 1.0 Mb)

camera icon Manipulator arm retrieving carrion bucket. (QuickTime, 856 Kb)

camera icon Forcepia, not just your ordinary sponge. (QuickTime, 1 Mb)

slideshow icon The Innovator ROV being launched from the stern deck of the NOAA Research Vessel Ronald H. Brown.

The diversity of marine life hidden beneath oil platforms. Scientist use sampling techniques that have minimal impact on the Northern Gulf of Mexico Deep Water Habitats. Under-ice dives Divers under the ice.

camera icon The diversity of marine life hidden beneath oil platforms. (QuickTime, 1.1 Mb)

camera icon Scientist use sampling techniques that have minimal impact on the Northern Gulf of Mexico Deep Water Habitats. (QuickTime, 1.9 Mb)

camera icon Under-ice dives.

camera icon Divers under the ice.

1st launch of ROV Global Explorer The Atlantis gets ready to explore the Galapagos Rift. Collecting a fish sample. video taken form ROV

camera icon S1st launch of ROV Global Explorer.

camera icon The Atlantis gets ready to explore the Galapagos Rift.

camera icon Collecting a fish sample.

camera icon Video footage taken from the remotely operated vehicle.

The advantages of an ROV. collecting a crab sample Alvin collecting volcanic rock submersible sampling video

camera icon The advantages of an ROV.

camera icon Collecting a crab sample.

camera icon Alvin collecting volcanic rock.

camera icon Two different sampling techniques used by the submersible. (QuickTime, 1Mb)

collecting rock video collecting sponges video otter trawl video video of seward johnson

camera icon Video of a "live rock specimen" being collected. (QuickTime, 1Mb)

camera icon Video of a sponge being collected. QuickTime, 1.2 Mb)

camera icon Video of an Otter trawl deployment. (Quicktime, 464 kb)

camera icon The R/V Seward Johnson being prepared for the expedition. (QuickTime, 1Mb)

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underwater video crab trap deployment video benthic invertebrate sampling video submersible deployment video

camera icon Footage captured by the Johnson-Sea-Link II. (QuickTime, 760 kb)

camera icon The Johnson-Sea-Link II deploying traps. (QuickTime, 732 kb)

camera icon The Johnson-Sea-Link II sampling benthic invertebrates. (QuickTime, 728 kb)

camera icon The Johnson Sea-Link being deployed for a dive. (QuickTime, 948kb)

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Alvin collecting a suction sample Van Dover mussel pot being depoyed Van Dover mussel pot retreiving invertebrates

camera icon Alvin collecting a suction sample (QuickTime, 652 Kb)

camera icon Van Dover mussel pot being deployed (QuickTime, 976 Kb)

camera icon Van Dover mussel pot retrieving invertebrates (QuickTime, 652 Kb)

camera icon Deployment of PAMS, an acoustic array (QuickTime, 3.4 MB)

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Images

Vessels

The R/V Thomas G. Thompson holding station over Maug caldera. NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown during mobilization in Woods Hole, MA. Refueling the R/V Atlantis NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown docked at the Port of Panama City, Florida

The R/V Thomas G. Thompson holds its station over Maug caldera.

NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown during mobilization in Woods Hole, Mass.

WHOI R/V Atlantis refueling in Woods Hole between cruises.

The NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown docked at the Port of Panama City, Florida. (HR)

Small boat launched from the Ron Brown Media rep.s, visiting the R/V Seward Johnson. The Thompson surrounded by Maug's three islands The tugboat that brought the new science party.

Small boat launched from the Ron Brown. (HR)

Media reps, visiting the R/V Seward Johnson.

The Thompson surrounded by Maug's three islands (HR)

The tugboat that brought the new science party. (HR)

R/V Atlantis docked The Louis St. Laurent Preparing to explore Stern-view of the Louis St. Laurent.

R/V Atlantis docked.

The Louis St. Laurent.

Preparing to explore.

Stern-view of the Louis St. Laurent.

The Louis at sunset. The crew and science party prepare the ship The R/V Seward Johnson R/V Atlantis

The Louis at sunset.

The crew and science party prepare the ship.

The R/V Seward Johnson at sunrise on the first morning of IIS 2002.

R/V Atlantis

R/V Lake Guardian Rear view of R/V Atlantis NOAA Ship Gunter NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown

R/V Lake Guardian

Rear view of R/V Atlantis

NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter

NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown

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NOAA Ship Ferrel R/V Seward Johnson II NOAA Ship McArthur spacer The ship Auriga conducting a sonar survey of Astoria Canyon

NOAA Ship Ferrel

R/V Seward Johnson II

NOAA Ship McArthur

The Auriga

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R/V Cape Fear USS Grasp USS Grapple USS Grapple moored

R/V Cape Fear

USS Grasp

USS Grapple

USS Grapple moored to buoy

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Boom and RHIB various launches

Boom and small launch

Various launches

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