Deployment: OC471-02

Deployment: 
OC471-02
Chief Scientist: 
Cindy Van Dover (Duke University)
Contact: 
David B. Eggleston (North Carolina State University, NCSU CMAST)
Synonyms: 
SEEPC
Platform:
Platform Type:
 vessel
Start Date: 
2011-05-17
End Date: 
2011-05-20
Location: 
Blake Ridge, Cape Fear Diapir
Description

cruise for SEEPC project.

Cruise information and original data are available from the NSF R2R data catalog.

Science Objectives (from Cruise Planning Synopsis):
Preliminary science activities at 3 Barbados seep sites (El Pilar, Orenoque A, Orenoque B) on the accretionary wedge for return visit to sites with DSRV Alvin in May-June 2012.  Part of the Seep Connectivity Project funded by NSF to investigate historical and contemporary linkages among Barbados, Gulf OF MExico, and Blake Ridge seep species.

Science Activities
At each site:
1) Sub-bottom profiling to locate seep areas
2) MOCNESS tow for larval sampling
3) Deep-water (35 m HOB) mooring deployment (current meter, 2 sediment/larval traps per mooring)
4) Bone/wood package deployment