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 R/V Western Flyer

Purpose: [Revision: Updated participant list.] Several objectives are planned for this expedition: 1) Recovery of the Benthic Respiration System, 2) Initiate deep-sea coral transplant experiments at Sur Ridge, 3) Initiate bamboo coral tentacle function experiment at Sur Ridge, 4) Perform Video transects on Smooth Ridge, 5) Deploy benthic mooring.

Chief scientist: Jim Barry

Scheduled start time: 7/24/2014 4:00:00 PM UTC
[7/24/2014 9:00:00 AM Pacific]

Scheduled end time: 7/28/2014 11:30:00 PM UTC
[7/28/2014 4:30:00 PM Pacific]

Equipment: ROV, Swing arm Biotubes (or their replacement), BIO boxes - must be capable of holding water, Suction sampler with carousel, CTD winch (for mooring deployment) Hazardous: Formadehyde, Ethanol