MASTS Deep Sea Collaboration Project (Survey 0915S) – last update 27th July 2015

July 27, 2015 by No Comments | Category Collaborations, Marine Directorate Science, Research Vessel Surveys

Here’s the last update from the Deep Sea Survey 0915S:

Day 9

We continue to work away. The baited lander is retrieved for the last time  and the pictures are downloaded successfully. Rather than risk further misfires with the maxicorer we switch gear to the less sophisticated, but more reliable Van Veen grab to get our seabed samples. There is clearly a difference in sediment type and infauna between the faults and the plates. It’s pretty much flat calm and whales are seen spouting on the horizon. The TV camera is deployed and follows a second line of multibeam track further confirming what we saw yesterday. By mid-night it’s time to heave it back up and start our long passage back home to Aberdeen.  It’s been a very interesting and challenging cruise. Both the MASTS scientific team and the Scotia team have worked hard to pull it off and we are going back with many interesting observations, data and sample material. Time will tell what it all means.

Francis Neat, Marine Scotland Science

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