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JC010: Mud volcanoes and submarine canyons


 JC10



Gallery: At work


Leg 3: 21 June - 7 July

Piston corer being lowered over the side of the ship

Piston cores back on deck, waiting for inspection

Piston coring

Heavy lifting of equipment on ship

Operations in full swing

Taking push cores with the ROV...

...and Wouter processing them back in the lab

Collecting samples from the holothurian toilet

The respiration chambers, ready for launch

Launching the CTD

Recovery of the ROV elevator

Richard gets his hands dirty

ROV collects more sea cucmbers

Deploying the Aggasiz trawl Inside the ROV control van

Leg 2: 2-21 June 2007

Abi and Helen get their hands dirty with push cores

Setting the trigger on the piston corer

Preparing the monster 21m long

Bringing the piston corer onto the deck...

...and cutting it into manageable lengths

Abi and Raquel cutting and labelling push cores

Preserving specimens in formaldehyde

Labelling specimens is an important job

The ROV...on night shift

Andy, Kostas and Paul recover samples from the ROV

Moving box cores to the refrigerated store

Paul inspects the box cores

Andy taking samples from a box core

Virginia and Andy at work on the microscopes

The ROV taking push cores on the canyon floor

Teresa and Silvia prepare an experiment for the seafloor

Sarah prepares her equipment for deployment

Recovering the SAPS from the deep...

Kostas removes the SAPS filter

Deploying the ROV

Andy processes the push cores

Sieving the mud from the cores

Feeding the sea urchin

Catching starfish and deploying seabed experiments wth the ROV


Leg 1: 14 May - 2 June 2007

Unloading the equipment after setting sail

Safety drill - an important part of the weekly routine

Coring operations

Doug and 'the bubble'

Veit and Belinda splitting cores...

...and sampling them

Launching the ROV

The ROV control room

Fixing the occasional technical hitch

Darryl at work in the lab

The team avidly watch the screens in the ROV control room

The microbiology team hard at work...

...splitting cores...

...and prising them open

Examining the contents of a core...

...and finding rock fragments

Hosing down the coring equipment

Microbiologists at work in the radioactivity lab

Paul, Andrey and Ana examine a rock sample

Eduard photographing shrunken cups

Gill gets to grips with echsounding

Wrestling with cores

Marina, Gill and Doug working in the lab

Doug and Edaurd working with fluid samples

Marina and Ana prepare experiments

Excitement as the ROV samples arrive

Paul and Ana take samples

Phil and Ann examine the coral samples

Paul working on video editing

Ann samples nematodes for analysis back in the lab

Ana wrestles with a push core

Washing out and sieving push-core samples



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