Tag: Hydrate Ridge

Coastal Arthropods

Crustaceans like spider crabs, squat lobsters, shrimp and sea spiders all belong to Phylum Arthropoda. Scroll down to learn of the most common crustaceans at Southern Hydrate Ridge coastal community.

Scarlet

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Coastal Cnidaria

Phylum Cnidaria includes jellies, anemones and coral, all of which may be found at coastal communities like Southern Hydrate Ridge, Slope Base, and the 600 m Oregon Offshore site.

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Coastal Mollusks

The phylum mollusca contains the classes bivalvia, gastropods, and cephalopods. Several species have been documented at coastal communities. These species were documented at Southern Hydrate Ridge and the Endurance Offshore site. Scr

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Coastal Anemones

Anemones and corals belong to Class Anthozoa (Phylum Cnidaria). Two species of anemones, one specie of coral, and one specie of jelly have been observed at coastal communities like Southern Hydrate Ridge.

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Coastal Bony Fish

Several species of bony fish have been documented at coastal communities. These bony fish were documented at Southern Hydrate Ridge and Slope Base.

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Shallow Waters

The end of Leg 3 is approaching rapidly, and we successfully met every goal for this leg of the VISIONS14 expedition, including some originally scheduled for Leg 2. We’ll be back in Newport by morning. On to Leg 4!

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High Waves, Deep Methane

Over the last few days, while waiting for the weather to improve, we spent nights doing water sampling and one extremely long sonar survey, and ROPOS Dive 1750 went to Hydrate Ridge, where methane gas naturally bubbles out of the sediment.

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