Tag: Oregon Offshore 600 m
A close up view of the newly installed winched Shallow Profiler at the Oregon Offshore site. The platform is at 200 m water depth. The manipulator arm of the ROV Jason is about to pull a couple of pull pins to let the Science Pod be free. Credit: UW/OOI-NSF/WHOI.
A close up of the cabled Shallow Profiler Mooring at the Oregon Offshore site showing the Platform Interface Assembly (left) and the top of the winched Shallow Profiler Science Pod (right). The platform inbetween was installed in 2014 and is now heavily colonized by animals. Credit: UW/OOI-NSF/WHOI.
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.
During ROPOS Dive R1844, the Endurance Offshore 600 m site was investigated to determine the impact of a possible fish trawl in the area. The LV01C junction box was tipped on its side, and the digital still camera was face down in the sediment. No other obvious impacts were observed. The LV01C junction box was left on its side because it is still working. The camera lenses, lights, and lasers were cleaned after positioning the camera in an upright position. Later testing by the UW Ops Center showed the camera was still working. Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/ISS; V15.