KECK short-period Seismometer
Short-period seismometer in the Mothra Hydrothermal Field 2005.
Smoker with Worms
Shown above is a smoker with worms.
Shown above are microbes.
Remote Access Sampler - Close Up
This is a close-up of the RAS intake installed in a hydrothermal vent. The bare teflon intake line is protected inside a titanium tube to avoid clogging during deployment. A mini-temperature recorder attached to the intake tube records temperature every 15 minutes for the duration of the deployment.
360°C Chimney called Sully in the Main Endeavour Hydrothermal Field
This 360°C vigorously venting black smoker chimney isolated in the Main Endeavour Hydrothermal Field. Known as 'Sully', this chimney has undergone dramatic changes since it was perturbed by a series of earthquakes in 1999-2000. Prior to 2002, its tubeworm communities were not present on this chimney.