ECOGIG Fiberoptic Multicorer

Watch this successful collection of deep sea sediment cores during 7+ foot waves on a recent research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. The Science team from National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology and Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute deployed a deep sea multicoring device in 1200 meters of water depth, attached to a fiberoptic winch cable. On the coring rig, they mounted several cameras and light sources. This spectacular mission was accomplished aboard the RV Pelican, during a recent research conducted for ECOGIG.

Credits: Diercks, A.; National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology (NIUST), Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute (MMRI) Ecosystem Impacts of Oil & Gas Inputs to the Gulf (ECOGIG) and Gulf of Mexico Research Institute (GOMRI)