Lost City Pictures

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Gas-tight sampler collecting fluid at Marker 3 on the Posiedon structre, the central and largest edifice at Lost City. The close-up reveals the delicate tecture of the newly formed carbonate minerals and filamentous bacteria wafting in the warm, high pH fluids. ( Courtesy Deborah Kelley (University of Washington), Institute for Exploration, URI-IAO, and NOAA.)


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The robotic vehicle Hercules hovers above the IMAX vent. The vertical nature of the hydrothermal field made operation of the vehicles a challenge. (Courtesy Deborah Kelley (University of Washington), Institute for Exploration, URI-IAO, and NOAA.)


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A friendly wreckfish was a return visitor while the ROV sampled at IMAX vent. (Courtesy Deborah Kelley (University of Washington), Institute for Exploration, URI-IAO, and NOAA.)


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Sampling at IMAX was difficult given the tight quarters, the cables, and the near vertical delicate structure being sampled. (Courtesy Deborah Kelley (University of Washington), Institute for Exploration, URI-IAO, and NOAA.)


Lost City Images for public use

These images were taken by the robotic vehicle Hercules during the 2005 expedition to Lost City, sponsored by the Instiute for Exploration, URI-IAO, and NOAA.

If you use any of these images please credit:
Courtesy of Deborah Kelley (University of Washington), Institute for Exploration, URI-IAO, and NOAA.


 


 

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