Creatures of the Deep on the Juan de Fuca Ridge

The deep ocean is a harsh environment where animals must adapt to high pressure, cold temperatures, darkness, and an often low nutrient supply. During the VISIONS’13 expedition, student Caitlin Russell, a Boston University undergraduate who participated in the UW School of Oceanography at-sea program aboard the R/V Thompson, utilized deep-sea imagery from the ROVs Jason and ROPOS to document animals on the Juan de Fuca Ridge. Many of these animals live at depths of 5000 to 7000 feet beneath the ocean surface..

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