Monday, July 12, 2010

Deep Dive on Flemish Cap

Using recently aquired Multibeam from the Spanish ship the Miguel Oliver in 2009, we've identified an amazing dive site on southern Flemish Cap. Starting in nearly 3000 m of water and ending in 1800 m of water, this dive traverses up a steep canyon that appears, at least, to have been formed by slumping. This dive reaches the furthest depths capable by ROPOS in its current configuration. As far as we know, we are the first humans to ever visit the bottom of the ocean at this location. Stay tuned for imagery and commentary tomorrow.

A 3D perspective is provided below to give you some perspective of the terrain that ROPOS will cover during the dive.

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