Tag: Slope Base


A rattail fish (aka Grenadier) at the Slope Base site, with parasitic copepods attached to its back. Photo Credit: UW/NSF-OOI/WHOI, V19

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Life on a Pressure Sensor at 9500 ft

A rattail fish (Grenadier) investigates two pressure sensors at 9500 ft water depth at the sedimented Slope Base site. The one in the background has been equilibrating since 2017 on the seafloor. Venus fly-trap like anenomies have colonized the cables that allow data to flow to shore in real-time, and a feeding sea star is on the dusty, 2014 sensor. Credit: UW/NSF-OOI/WHOI, V18.

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Deep Octopus House

An octopus at 9500 ft beneath the oceans' surface finds a home by the leg of one of the Cabled Array junction boxes at the Slope Base site. Credit: UW/NSF-OOI/WHOI, V18.

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Recovery of a Platform Interface Assembly

An instrumented "Platform Interface Assembly" from the Slope Base site is recovered onto the deck of the R/V Revelle during the OOI-NSF Cabled Array expedition lead by the University of Washington. The platform was attached to a 7,000 lb, 12 ft across mooring platform at 200 m beneath the suface. Attached to the cable it host 18 instruments sending live data to shore 24/7. Credit: M. Elend, University of Washington, V18.

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