Tag: Oregon Offshore 600 m

Shallow Profiler 2017 to 2018

Initial view of the Slope Base Shallow Profiler Mooring on first approach with the ROV Jason (Dive1043) in 2018. The main platform was installed in 2014: the winched Science Pod is swiched out annually. Credit: UW/NSF-OOI/WHOI.

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Turned Shallow Winched Profiler OR Offshore

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.

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Completed Shallow Profiler Mooring OR Offshore

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.

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Life on a Syntactic Foam Island

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.

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Sea Life Abounds On the Moorings

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.

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Dive HIghlights R1847 Oregon Offshore

During Dive R1847, ROPOS recovered the Platform Interface Assembly on the Shallow Profiler Mooring at the Oregon Endurance Offshore Site. Similar to the previous dive, operations proceeded at a rapid pace. Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/ISS; V15.

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Dive Highlights R1846 Oregon Offshore Site

During Dive R1846, ROPOS documented the condition of the 200 m platform on the Shallow Profiler Mooring and recovered the Shallow Winched Profiler. Operations went very well with a rapid recovery. Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/ISS; V15.

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Dive Highlights R1844 Oregon Offshore

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.

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