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VIDEO ARCHIVES: PREVIOUS ROV DIVES

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Necker Ridge: Bridge or Barrier?

September 2019
ROV SuBastian:
Central Pacific Ocean

Bamboo corals on the Hawaiian Ridge can be two to three meters high.

Deep Coral Diversity at the Emperor Seamount Chain 2019

July 2019
ROV SuBastian:
Northern Pacific Ocean, in the Emperor Seamount Chain

MultipleLanders

Observing Methane Seeps at the Edge of Hydrate Stability

June 2019
ROV SuBastian:
Northeastern Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Oregon

A microbial mat (a multi-layered sheet of microorganisms, mainly bacteria and archaea) on a hydrothermal vent in Gulf of California.

Microbial Mysteries: Linking Microbial Communities and Environmental Drivers

February 2019
ROV SuBastian:
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California

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Costa Rican Deep Sea
Connections

January 2019
ROV SuBastian:
Pacific Ocean, off Costa Rica

New Approaches To Autonomous Exploration At The Costa Rican Shelf Break

December 2018
ROV SuBastian:
Pacific Ocean, off Costa Rica

Interdisciplinary Investigation of a New Hydrothermal Vent Field

November 2018
ROV SuBastian:
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California

Characterizing Venting and Seepage Along the California Coast

October 2018
ROV SuBastian:
Pacific Ocean, The Southern California Borderland

Hunting Bubbles: Understanding Plumes of Seafloor Methane

August 2018
ROV SuBastian:
The Southern Hydrate Ridge in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Oregon

Adaptive Robotics

August 2018
ROV SuBastian:
Hydrate Ridge

Voyage to the White Shark Café

May 2018
ROV SuBastian:
Mid-Pacific Ocean

Underwater Fire: Studying the Submarine Volcanoes of Tonga

December 2017
ROV SuBastian:
The Mata Volcano group, Southwest Pacific in Tongan waters

Discovering Deep Sea Corals of the Phoenix Islands

October 2017
ROV SuBastian:
Phoenix Islands Protected Area, Kiribati

Unraveling Ancient Sea Level Secrets

September 2017
ROV SuBastian:
Hawaiian waters, Palmyra Atoll, Kingman Reef

Searching For Life on the Mariana Back-Arc

December 2016
ROV SuBastian:
Mariana Back-Arc

Ecosystem Dynamics of Hydrothermal Vent Communities

April 2016
ROV ROPOS:

Eastern Lau Spreading Center (Deep sea hydrothermal vents in between Fiji and Tonga)

Virtual Vents: The Changing Face of Hydrothermalism Revealed

March, April 2016
ROV ROPOS:

Eastern Lau Spreading Center (Deep sea hydrothermal vents in between Fiji and Tonga)

Timor Sea Reef Connections

April 2015
SAAB SeaEye Falcon ROV:
Scott Reef, Timor Sea

Perth Canyon: First Deep Exploration

March 2015
ROV Comanche:
Perth Canyon, Western Australia

Open Ocean to Inner Sea Leg Two

September 2013
ROV ROPOS:

Salish Sea, West Coast of Canada

Hydrothermal Exploration of Mid-Cayman Rise

June 2013
HROV Nereus:
Mid Cayman Rise, Caribbean Sea