March 24, 2010

NW Rota Image Gallery

Images from NW Rota Volcano, March 2010:

Shrimp congregate in areas of lower-temperature, hydrothermal fluids:

Volcanic ash is erupted from the plume over the active vent Phantom near the summit of NW Rota:

At the summit rim, a navigation beacon marks the location of a hydrophone listening to the eruptions, a shrimp trap and a tephra (volcanic ash) collector above the erupting vent.

New boulders of lava sit within the center of the venting Phantom.

JASON Team prepares the ROV for departure to the volcano.
The front of the vehicle has 2 arms capable of handlingthe scientific equipment and cameras are strategically placedfor in front and back for viewing.