HydrothermalVents

Dumbo Octopus at EPR (1999)

Dumbo Octopus at EPR (1999)

Dumbo octopi have ear-like fins protruding from the top of their head-like bodies. These fins resemble the ears of Walt Disney's flying elephant, Dumbo. They live at extreme depths of 3000–4000 m, but have been found at depths of up to 7000 m. They hover above the sea floor, searching for worms, bivalves, and crustacea, and consume their prey by swallowing it whole. Image courtesy of Dr. Timothy Shank, WHOI and Dr. Richard Lutz, Rutgers U. Image acquired using a high-definition camera mounted on Alvin that was provided by W. Lange, WHOI. Copyright WHOI.
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Year: 1999

Illustration of Godzilla hydrothermal edifice (1993)

Illustration of Godzilla hydrothermal edifice (1993)

Typical actively-venting sulfide mineral edifice in the High-Rise vent field of the Juan de Fuca Ridge. The 45 m-high edifice, named Godzilla, was discovered and mapped in 1991. For scale the submersible Alvin, shown to the left of the edifice, is 6 m long. Courtesy of V. Robigou, Ocean et Terra Studio.
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Year: 1993
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Media Type: Illustration
Data Type: Visualization
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Feature: JdF:Endeavour:HighRise:Godzilla
Investigator: Veronique Robigou
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Biology at EPR Hydrothermal Vents (2003)

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This video highlights some of the organisms commonly found at hydrothermal vents at the East Pacific Rise.
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Year: 2003
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Media Type: Video
Data Type: Photograph:Video
Device Type: Camera:Video
Feature: EPR:9N
Investigator: Daniel Fornari
Expedition: A131-08
Chief Scientist: Richard Lutz
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Bio 9 Vent Close-up (2001)

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This video shows various aspects of the geology and biology of the well-studies hydrothermal vent site called Bio 9 at the East Pacific Rise (EPR).
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Year: 2001
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Media Type: Video
Data Type: Photograph:Video
Device Type: Camera:Video
Feature: EPR:9N:Bio9
Investigator: Daniel Fornari
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Hydrothermal Vent Photomosaic at Kilo Moana vent field (2005)

Hydrothermal Vent Photomosaic at Kilo Moana vent field (2005)

Photomosaic of a hydrothermal vent structure at the Kilo Moana vent field in the Lau Basin.
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Year: 2005
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Media Type: Video
Data Type: Photograph
Device Type: Camera:Digital
Feature: Lau:N-ELSC:KiloMoana
Investigator: Vicki Ferrini
Expedition: TUIM05MV
Chief Scientist: Margaret Tivey
Species: Bathymodiolus brevior

Bio9 hydrothermal chimney at EPR (2002)

Bio9 hydrothermal chimney at EPR (2002)

Alvin 35 mm photograph of the Bio9 vent area. Photograph showing the top 3 m of one of the Bio9 chimneys as imaged in 2002. Scale across image is ~1.5 m.
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Year: 2002
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Media Type: Photograph
Data Type: Photograph
Device Type: Camera
Feature: EPR:9N:Bio9
Investigator: Vicki Ferrini
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High temperature chimney at Tica (2004)

High temperature chimney at Tica (2004)

An electronic still camera image taken in 2004 of the high-temperature chimney at the southern end of the Tica area that has been active since 1996.
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Year: 2004
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Media Type: Photograph
Data Type: Photograph
Device Type: Camera
Feature: EPR:9N:Tica
Investigator: Vicki Ferrini
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Riftia communities at Tica (1994)

Riftia communities at Tica (1994)

Alvin 35 mm photograph of the axial trough floor in the vicinity of Tica vent as imaged in 1994 showing extensive Riftia communities developed in interstices with lobate lava.
Species (common):Tubeworms
Year: 1994
Details:
Media Type: Photograph
Data Type: Photograph
Device Type: Camera
Feature: EPR:9N:Tica
Investigator: Vicki Ferrini
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Species: Riftia pachyptila (Tube worm)

High temperature loggers at Bio9 (1993)

High temperature loggers at Bio9 (1993)

Alvin 35 mm photograph of the Bio9 vent area. Photograph showing the high-temperature Bio9 vent as it existed in 1993 with temperature loggers inserted into the active orifice [Fornari et al., 1998b, 2004; Shank et al., 1998, 2001; Scheirer et al., 2006]. Scale across image is ~3 m.
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Year: 1993
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Media Type: Photograph
Data Type: Photograph
Device Type: Camera
Feature: EPR:9N:Bio9
Investigator: Vicki Ferrini
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Mussel community at EPR (1992)

Mussel community at EPR (1992)

Alvin 35 mm photograph taken in 1992 of the Mussel Bed area. Photograph showing extensive mussel community and serpulid worms (small white curvy features on the basalt surface). Distance across bottom of photo is ~2 m.
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Year: 1992
Details:
Media Type: Photograph
Data Type: Photograph
Device Type: Camera
Feature: EPR:9N:MusselBed
Investigator: Vicki Ferrini
Expedition: A125-38
Chief Scientist: Rachel Haymon
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