This blog is for the Mullineaux lab group's research cruises to study larvae at deep-sea hydrothermal vents.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Within seven hours of leaving port, we successfully deployed three moorings (2 pump moorings and 1 current meter mooring) to the seafloor near Snail vent. This ambitious feat was made possible due to months of planning ahead of time, then meeting yesterday with the Captain and officers to discuss the mooring configurations, and today by the excellent skills of the crew on deck. The photo shows a plankton pump on the line above an acoustic release and anchor weight before going over the fantail.