Dive M0011 has now been underwater for nearly 40 hours. The crew, ROV pilots, science and engineering teams are working hard to keep up with 24 hour operations. Tempo-Mini deployment is ongoing; the ROV is getting ready to position the instrument on Grotto. Today is a beautiful sunny day and we are still fortunate with calm seas.
Dive M0011 ongoing and proceeding well. Following the last update, BARS has been successfully deployed and water samples and temperature profiles for COVIS were completed. We also took tubeworm samples from North Tower and gas tights for BARS calibration. At the time of this writing, Tempo-Mini is waiting for deployment on the ship's wire and will be placed next. Other upcoming tasks: temperature logger replacement, photogrammetry survey, short-period seismometer and auxilliary platform deployment, and further sampling.
Dive M0011 at Main Endeavour Field in progress. Instruments are being lowered to the seafloor on a specially built platform on the ship's wire and guided to the bottom by the ROV. The first load included the 600 kHz ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) and BARS (Benthic and Resistivisty Sensors) vent probe. Early this morning, the ADCP was deployed. We are currently in the process of placing BARS in a vent on the Grotto crown.
Kirill Dudko, a 14-yr old living in Donetsk, Ukraine, noticed an unusual event in our live video stream: an elephant seal eating a hagfish at 894 m.
Strong earthquake in coastal southern Alaska produced no damaging tsunami.
You can help keep our West Coast clean and safe by reporting marine debris via Coastbuster for Android.
A powerful earthquake that struck the Haida Gwaii archipelago on 28 October 2012 generated seismic and wave data measured by NEPTUNE Canada instruments.
Recently re-installed, Folger Pinnacle platform is now connected and streaming data and video from 23 m below sea level in Folger Passage.
Our latest publication is now available in print, downloadable pdf and iBook formats.
Upgraded camera and imaging systems on Wally the benthic crawler offer new and surprising views of benthic ecosystem dynamics in the gas hydrates outcrops.
Folger Pinnacle instrument platform was recently reinstalled with the help from many of our skilled friends.
Research publish detailed comparison of 2 major Chilean tsunamis of 1960 and 2010.
Researchers in Germany and Canada have been making heavy use of Wally and the unique data this deep-sea crawler gathers among the gas hydrates outcrops of Barkley Canyon.
For the next two months, we're inviting everyone to join a Digital Fishing competition.
POGO vertical profile system is alive and well, gathering data from Barkley Upper Slope.
On June 26, NEPTUNE Canada completed our summer cruise, Wiring the Abyss 2012. Despite challenges with our long cable lays, overall the cruise was a success.
On June 11, NEPTUNE Canada reached the halfway point for Wiring the Abyss 2012, this summer's installation and maintenance cruise.
Your new mission, should you choose to accept (and we hope you will!), is to investigate the sea bottom looking for trawl marks and a new feature: thornyhead rockfish.
The seafloor is home to a variety of benthic organisms that spend much, if not all, of their time on the bottom sliding along or ploughing through sediment. This process by which organisms mix up sediment is known as bioturbation, and it is ecologically important because it influences nutrient recycling and other biogeochemical processes on the seafloor.
The Marine Life Field Guide published by NEPTUNE Canada is the first electronic and interactive visual reference to species of the deep sea.
Our Vertical Profiler System (VPS) has not been in the water for over a year; it will be redeployed, after some extensive testing, and even a trip back to Japan to be repaired, during our upcoming summer cruise.
Our first in a series of technical workshops was held on March 8th at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences in Vancouver.
Citizen scientist Harold Smith has now contributed over 10,000 annotations to our video database.