Dataset: Mariana Back-arc Macrofauna 2014
Deployment: RR1413

Macrofauna collected on colonization panels at Snail Vent Field on the Mariana Back-arc in 2014
Principal Investigator: 
Stace Beaulieu (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Susan Mills (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
Mary Toner (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Shannon Rauch (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
Deployment Synonyms:
 Mariana 2014,  Submarine Ring of Fire 2014 – Ironman,  SRoF14 – Ironman

This dataset indicates organisms, identified to varying levels of taxonomic granularity, present on colonization surfaces deployed at deep-sea vents in the West Pacific. A .zip file of images is attached containing the .jpg files referenced by column "associatedMedia".

Samples were deployed during cruise YK10-11 on the YOKOSUKA, at 2010-09-04 during dive 1228 by the submersible Shinkai 6500. Samples were retrieved during cruise rr1413 on the RV Roger R Revelle, at [2014-11-30T08:00:00Z] during dive J2-797 by the ROV Jason II.

Location: Snail hydrothermal vent field on Mariana Back-arc (Latitude 12.9531, Longitude 143.6194, depth 2848m)

These data are also available through the OBIS USA Node at

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