Please note: You are viewing the unstyled version of this website. Either your browser does not support CSS (cascading style sheets) or it has been disabled. Skip navigation.

Image : Four Men. Twelve Hours. One Crucial Sample.

  Email    Print  PDF  Change text to small (default) Change text to medium Change text to large

Sean Sylva with Seewald sampler prior to getting sample from wellhead

WHOI research associate Sean Sylva with the isobaric gas-tight (IGT) sampler, just prior to sending it to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. The sampler was developed at WHOI to collect fluids from hydrothermal vents, but its ability to hold materials at very high pressures made it the ideal device to gather oil and gas spewing from the broken Deepwater Horizon wellhead. Behind Sylva is one of the remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs, that wielded the sampler. The ROV is owned and operated by the commercial firm Oceaneering.

(Photo by Chris Reddy)

[back]


Last updated: May 24, 2011
 


whoi logo

Copyright ©2007 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, All Rights Reserved, Privacy Policy.
Problems or questions about the site, please contact webdev@whoi.edu
Contact | Site Map | Support WHOI Research
WHOI Facebook WHOI You TubeWHOI Twitter