Tanish/orange colored sea fan

This tanish/orange colored sea fan (plume) was found on the rocky bottom during an opportunisitic dive September 12. This dive was considered opportunistic because the ROV was initially just down to calibrate it with the ship. Due to less than desirable surface currents, the scientists were able to collect samples. Image courtesy HBOI/NOAA.

Related Links

Deep Sea Medicines 2003

Deep Sea Medicines 2003: Sept 12 Log

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery