Tag: Animal


A pom-pom anemone at Axial Base, moving around the legs of the HPIES instrument. Photo Credit: UW/NSF-OOI/WHOI; V19

Rattail 8500 ft down

A rattail fish swimming near the Axial Base junction boxes during a CTD deployment. Photo credit: UW/NSF-OOI/WHOI; V19

Animals at Southern Hydrate Ridge

Collage of photos taken from screens in the control van showing microbial mats, hagfish, rockfish, flounders, shells chaff, clam, carbonate cobbles and methane seeps observed at Southern Hydrate Ridge. B-Y. Lee, University of Washington, V18.

Pacific White Sided Dolphins Playing

A large pod(s) of Pacific White-Sided Dolphins spent >30 minutes frolicking adjacent to the R/V Revelle, ~60-70 km west of Newport, Oregon. Credit: S. Denny, University of Washington, V17.

Tube Worm Bush Near Skadis Cauldron

A small cluster of healthy Ridgeia tube worms grow near Skadis' Cauldron, a highly active snowblower in 2011. Credit: UW/OOI-NSF/WHOI; J2-980; V17.

Life on a Syntactic Foam Island

Life thrives on the Shallow Profiler Mooring platforms at 200 m beneath the oceans' surface. This 12 ft across mooring platform is coated in dense communities of very large anenomes, small pink sea urchins, feathery brown crinoids , and small crabs and shrimp…the closer you look the more you see. Credit: UW/NSF-OOI/Jason.

Sea Life Abounds On the Moorings

The mooring platform at the Oregon Offshore Site (~600 ft beneath the oceans' surface) abounds with life, supported by the nutrient-rich waters that characterize this area. Small crabs, urchins, and sea stars have colonized the platform since installed in 2014 during the VISIONS'14 cruise. Credit: UW/NSF-OOI/WHOI; J2-919, V16.

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