Video Footage, Podcasts, and Animations
Animation of Vehicle Operations on the Gakkel Ridge
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Working from the Swedish icebreaker Oden, researchers will first lower a CTD to the deep ocean and look broadly for temperature and chemical signals of hydrothermal vents. Then the autonomous vehicle Puma will dive to the deep ocean to look for the plume, or source of venting. Once a vent site is found, the Jaguar robotic vehicle will dive to the seafloor to take photos and map the area. Finally, the CAMPER towed vehicle will be lowered to the bottom for collecting samples of rock, sediment, water, and creatures.
Video Footage of hydrothermal vents in the Indian Ocean
Video footage of hydrothermal vents along the East Pacific Rise
Podcast: Tim Shank describes an expedition to the original hydrothermal vent discovery site and what he found
Video footage of hydrothermal vents along the Juan de Fuca Ridge
Podcast: Hanu Singh describes the process of imaging large areas in the deep sea
Podcast: Rob Reves-Sohn describes the TAG hydrothermal vent mound
Video Footage of TAG hydrothermal vent mound
Last updated: September 6, 2012