BoWLs

Bone and Wood Landers

Location: Oregon and Washington coast, USA

Date: June 2014

Ship: R/V Oceanus

The aim of this 12-day expedition was to recover several deep-water free-vehicle landers deployed in 2013 containing organic substrates (whale bone and wood). This was part of a project investigating how colonisation of these substrates differs with location and depth (1500m vs. 3000m). Additional background sampling was also carried out with a multicorer and CTD rosette.

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R/V Oceanus. Photo credit: Diva Amon.

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Pacific white-sided dolphin. Photo credit: Diva Amon.

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Recovery of a BoWL. Photo credit: Diva Amon.

Osedax worms living in whale bone. Photo credit: Diva Amon.

Osedax worms living in whale bone. Photo credit: Diva Amon.

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Northern right-whale dolphin. Photo credit: Diva Amon.

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The science party! Photo credit: Diva Amon.


Additional Information:

Professor Craig Smith’s lab webpage on the BoWLs Project: http://craigrsmithlab.com/bowls-project/

More pictures from the BoWLs Recovery Cruise can be seen on Twitter using #BOWLS14

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