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JR224 Cruise Continues

28 January, 2009 RRS James Clark Ross

The science cruise continues with some good results being obtained.

On Tuesday 27th January ‘SHRIMP’ was deployed for the first time.  SHRIMP is a camera system that is towed very slowly just above the seabed and is being used to try and locate ‘Black Smokers’,  active volcanic vents.

The picture below was taken at a depth of some 2,700m

Planar beds of subaqueous volcanic tuffs beneath capping unit of grey pillow lava

Picture National Oceanographic Centre/Natural Environment Research Council