Dive R1758 Highlights Southern Hydrate Ridge

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This dive on Southern Hydrate Ridge, was focused on surveying in cable routes. The MJ01B junction box that was deployed will be used as an anchor during a follow-on installation of extension cables for short-period seismometers. The locations for installation of the LV01B and LJ01B junction boxes were surveyed in, and pallet drop site for the Dependable was determined. The dive ended with a survey of all three extension cable routes for the seismometers. One spectacular find, was the discovery of a nursery for Neptunea snails that form yellow egg stalks.  Photo credit: NSF-OOI/UW/CSSF; Dive R1758; V14.  


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