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
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.
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!
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.