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CLASS Cruise Date: 2019-09-16 10:55
Scientific eqipment recovered after 8 years covered in fauna
On the 13th of September, just before the stormy weather came in, the first survey Autosub6000, our AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle: a robotic submarine that can be programmed to scan the seabed with a side-scan sonar for 24 hours, without pilot supervision), was completed. The sonar maps the...
CLASS Cruise Date: 2019-09-12 23:48
Image of a longnose velved dogfish
On the morning of the 11th of September the Royal Research Ship Discovery arrived at the western Darwin Mounds. The weather allowed us to collect data using a variety of techniques. The seabed substrate from ±1000m depth was sampled using a box core in order to characterise the fauna (under 1mm)...
CLASS Cruise Date: 2019-09-09 13:36
A healthy coral mount.
On Friday 6 September a team of scientists and engineers, led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and University of Southampton, will set sail to revisit a deep, cold-water coral reef area 16 years after it was named a Marine Protected Area, to look for evidence the coral is regenerating....
CLASS Cruise Date: 2019-09-09 13:35
RRS Discovery on way to the Darwin Mounds
Earlier today, the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery departed from the National Oceanography Centre (Southampton) to bring a team of 20 scientists to revisit the Darwin Mounds marine protected area. This marine protected area is named after the RRS Charles Darwin, the research vessel from which...