SIO technicians took ROV Trident to the seafloor multiple times during the week-long cruise on R/V Sally Ride. Above are some images of animals on the seafloor. For scale, the red lasers are set 15cm (6 inches) apart. There were no biology groups onboard so animals weren’t the focus, but it’s always fun to see them in their natural environment. The ROV is controlled from a modified container van on the back deck, but a connection was also run to the big screen in the lab. Crew members and scientists alike often crowded around the screen to follow along. Check back for more pictures as we continue to dive!
Animal IDs thank to Scripps graduate student Natalya Gallo.