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Photograph of SuBastian’s manipulator jaw stabilizes GEOMAR’s glowing bubble box
December 31, 2019

SuBastian’s manipulator jaw stabilizes GEOMAR’s glowing bubble box

ROV SuBastian’s manipulator jaw stabilizes GEOMAR’s glowing bubble box that is capturing high-resolution images of methane bubbles rising from the seafloor.

Photograph of Red plumes burst out from the tops of these chemosynthetic tubeworms
December 31, 2019

Red plumes burst out from the tops of these chemosynthetic tubeworms

Red plumes burst out from the tops of these chemosynthetic tubeworms, capturing hydrogen sulfide and oxygen from the surrounding water to feed their bacterial endosymbionts. The tubeworm tubes provide a habitat for several benthic animals, including the pale pink branching octocorals seen here

coastal camera installed on beach
December 13, 2019

CoastCam

A new CoastCam station was established at Head of the Meadow Beach, North Truro, MA in the Cape Cod National Seashore in 2019. The camera overlooks the beach from atop a remote sandy bluff about a quarter of a mile from the parking lot, so the installation of the cameras, batteries, and solar panels was challenging. Sleds were used to transport gear across the beach, and

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snapshot of beach from CoastCam
December 13, 2019

CoastCam Snapshot

A new CoastCam station was established at Head of the Meadow Beach, North Truro, MA in the Cape Cod National Seashore in 2019. The camera overlooks the beach from atop a remote sandy bluff about a quarter of a mile from the parking lot, so the installation of the cameras, batteries, and solar panels was challenging. Sleds were used to transport gear across the beach, and

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Installing CoastCam at Cape Cod National Seashore
December 13, 2019

Installing CoastCam at Cape Cod National Seashore

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Marinna Martini and team installing CoastCam at Cape Cod National Seashore

a photograph of multiple long steel poles on the beach going into the water with a pier in the background and a bright blue sky
October 3, 2019

Cross Shore Array Deployment at the FRF

The USGS Coastal and Estuarine Dynamics Group will be deploying a cross shore array at Pea Island, various intruments will be connected to the poles to measure oceanographic conditions

August 31, 2019

All Aboard for the Cape Cod Bay Research Cruise

Setting sail from Woods Hole, MA to Cape Cod Bay aboard the R/V Warren Jr. USGS scientific staff will define the geologic framework of Cape Cod Bay to aid the state of Massachusetts in management and assessment of resources and hazards.
 

Image of USGS staff on the fantail of a research vessel
August 31, 2019

Sound velocity casts on Cape Cod Bay

Sometimes the fog can be as thick as pea soup! The captains use radar and keen eyesight to navigate in such conditions. Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center staff,  Alex Nichols and Wayne Baldwin,  take a sound velocity cast off the back of the boat.
 

Image of USGS staff on the fantail of a research vessel preparing to deploy the subbottom profiler
August 31, 2019

Subbottom profiler deployment on Cape Cod Bay, 2019

 Before deploying the subbottom profiler for leg 2 of the seafloor mapping cruise, Wayne Baldwin, Alex Nichols, and Chuck Worley made sure the floats were sufficiently inflated. In the relatively shallow waters of Cape Cod Bay, they want the instrument towed at water's surface for the resolution of the sub seafloor geology.