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The HD camera (orange triangular frame) images the 14 ft-tall actively venting hot spring deposit ‘Mushroom’ located within the caldera for Axial Seamount. The vent rests on an old lava flow. Radiating cracks in the  flow are filled with white bacterial mats and small tube worms, marking sites of diffusely flowing fluids that issue from the fractures in the basalt. The 3-D temperature array in the background encloses a tube worm bush, sending 24 temperature measurements live to shore every second. Photo Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/CSSF; Dive R1730; V14

Axial Seamount Hydrothermal Vent Time-Lapse Videos

Undergraduate students at Rutgers University have used still frames extracted from the HD Video camera (CAMHD) to compile time-lapse videos of the hydrothermal vent, under the direction of the OOI Data Team. There are 7 biological scenes of interest, captured during the pan/zoom routine of each video. The students are helping produce metadata by time-stamping […]

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Workshop Report: Southern Hydrate Gordon Conference

This report summarizes discussions from a mini-workshop held after the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Natural Gas Hydrates March 4-5, 2016. The workshop was focused on opportunities presented by the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Cabled Array at Southern Hydrate Ridge. Further information on the conference can be found on the conference website. Download the full […]

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The Visions'16 Website as it appeared on 7/12/2016.

VISIONS’16 OOI Cabled Array Maintenance Cruise Begins

On July 10, the R/V Sikuliaq left dock at the University of Washington to begin VISIONS’16, a 39-day mission to replace and maintain elements of the Cabled Array off the coasts of Oregon and Washington. Led by Chief Scientist Deb Kelley, this is the second Operations and Maintenance cruise for the Cabled Array implementing organization, […]

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