The science cruise continues with some good results being obtained.
On Tuesday 27th January ‘SHRIMP’ was deployed for the first time. SHRIMP is a camera system that is towed very slowly just above the seabed and is being used to try and locate ‘Black Smokers’, active volcanic vents.
The picture below was taken at a depth of some 2,700m
Picture National Oceanographic Centre/Natural Environment Research Council