Davidson Expedition, January 26 - February 4, 2006
January 31, 2006
Davidson Seamount Expedition Log: Day 6
NOAA/MBARI Objectives: Multiple benthic biology transects, current measurements, Niskin water samples, biology sample collections.
After a very long night (we came into shore briefly to swap out our HD video recorder), we started diving again at 9 AM and touched bottom in 2800 meters by 11 AM. We transected a deep sediment filled valley and continued the transect up a steep talus slope which also contained occasional lava outcrops and elongate pillows. We transited through midwater to arrive on the slopes of a sister cone, which was nearly identical to the other in size and composition, though it’s peak was slightly shallower at 1700 meters.
- Lonny Lundsten