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.
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