24 Photos - Sep 10, 2014
Photo: Beautiful sunset on the Gulf of Maine (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: Kraken2 ROV Recovery (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2013/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: Scientists in the control room aboard the R/V Connecticut monitor camera feeds, navigation and sonar from the Kraken2 ROV (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: ISIS2 Towed Camera System (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2013/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: ROV crew prepares biological specimens collected in the K2 quiver array (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: Deepwater sponges and anemones in Gulf of Maine as observed from the ISIS2 towed camera platform (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2013/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: Graduate student from University of Maine processes a deepwater coral sample for growth analysis and genetics (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: Deepwater corals in Gulf of Maine as observed from the ISIS2 towed camera platform (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2013/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: Deployment of Kraken2 ROV from the R/V Connecticut (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: Placing a coral fragment, using the hydraulic manipulator, into a sample quiver on the Kraken2 ROV (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: Calibrating laser sights (for sizing features) on pan/tilt camera unit before dive (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: A colorful invertebrate landscape (including multiple species of corals) covers a  rock ledge in the northern Gulf of Maine (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: The yellow tether seen here functions as an umbilical lifeline to the ROV for power, video and communications subsea (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: A colorful invertebrate landscape (including multiple species of corals) covers a  rock ledge in the northern Gulf of Maine (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: The Kraken2 "science-class" ROV is fully equipped with HDMI & LED lights, strobes, HD video camera, auxiliary cameras, digital still camera, sector scanning sonar, altimeter, depth meter, CTD, hydraulic manipulator, and a full suite of sampling tools to maximize data collection on the seafloor (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: An Acadian redfish uses a colony of red tree coral (Primnoa sp.) for shelter (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: Deployment of Kraken2 ROV from the R/V Connecticut (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: Bright purple, yellow and pink corals illustrate the diversity of color morphs found in coral species in northern Gulf of Maine (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: Launching of the Kraken2 ROV from the R/V Connecticut (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: Sea stars feeding on a coral colony that had fallen from a steep wall to the seafloor  (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: Kraken2 ROV begins it's descent into the deep waters of Gulf of Maine (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: Upon closer inspection by the ROV, small shrimp were observed searching for food and shelter amongst the animals attached to rock surface, like this anemone (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: Science team interacts with ROV pilot and navigator to collect a coral specimen (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)Photo: The pom-pom anemone, is a rare deepwater species in the Gulf of Maine region (Image courtesy of Gulf of Maine Deep Sea Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UConn/NOAA Fisheries/UMaine)