Tag: Nodes

Deepsea Octopus clinging to MJ01A

A deep-sea octopus (possibly Graneledone boreopacifica), clinging to the leg of medium power junction box MJ01A. It may be brooding eggs, and they can guard their eggs for over four years, longer than any known animal.

Photo Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/CSSF, Dive R1751, VISIONS14

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Endurance Required

The last couple of days have been a whirlwind of ROV dive and deck activity at the Endurance Oregon Offshore site (600 meters depth). As of this evening, we have deployed the Benthic Experiment Package (BEP), Digital Still Camera, and Deep Profi

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PN1C doors closed

Primary node PN1C connected to the Endurance Oregon Offshore site (600 m), with the protective doors closed.

Photo Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/CSSF, Dive 1747, V14

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Package Delivered

Today was an especially exciting day for the Oregon State portion of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, the Endurance Array. Today we delivered the Benthic Experiment Package to the seafloor.

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Plugging RS01W9 into LV01C

ROPOS connecting the P2 end of seafloor cable RS01W9 into the J1 port on LV01C. RS01W9 runs between PN1C and LV01C at the Endurance Offshore site, 600 meters deep.

Photo Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/CSSF, Dive 1744, V14

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PN1C and crab

An overhead shot of primary node PN1C near the Endurance Offshore site, along with a curious crab.

Photo Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/CSSF, Dive 1743, V14

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PN1C doors open

Primary node PN1C at Endurance Offshore was deployed in a trawl-resistant frame, including doors over the connection points. ROPOS cut through the straps and opened the doors in preparation for laying cable RS01W9 from PN1C to LV01C.

Photo Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/CSSF, Dive R1743, V14

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