August 26th, 2011 – Day 8 – When I took the watch this morning, we were on Dive 1469 which started in ASHES vent field to deploy a vent camera. Then we started the long journey of surveying the proposed cable route. On the way out of ASHES, I had another opportunity to photograph the perimeter of ASHES vent field for my project. The rest of the day was slightly less eventful until Tina’s presentation on Automated Underwater Vehicles (AUV), aka gliders, which glide through the water with a sensor package and take readings the whole time. If you’re interested in the future of oceanography, I suspect these AUV’s will be playing a major role.