A pom-pom anemone at Axial Base, moving around the legs of the HPIES instrument. Photo Credit: UW/NSF-OOI/WHOI; V19
A rattail fish swimming near the Axial Base junction boxes during a CTD deployment. Photo credit: UW/NSF-OOI/WHOI; V19
A hagfish hangs out at the Oregon Offshore site. Credit: UW/NSF-OOI/WHOI; V18
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Tubeworms and Palmworms
Juan de Fuca Limpet, and Palm Worms