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3 researchers on the deck of a ship, with the sea in the background, are pulling on a thick black cable.
December 31, 2014

Researchers pull in a cable containing underwater microphones

Rob Thieler (left), Laura Brothers, and David Foster pull in a cable containing underwater microphones after completing a seismic survey in 2014.

A flow tripod (taller, right) and sonar tripod (smaller, left) at the dock
December 31, 2014

Oceanographic Tripods on the Dock

A flow tripod (taller, right) and sonar tripod (smaller, left) at the dock before being loaded onto a ship and taken to a site off Fire Island for deployment.

Map showing the distribution of physiographic zones within the Buzzards Bay study area
December 31, 2014

Map showing distribution of physiographic zones in Buzzards Bay, MA

Map showing the distribution of physiographic zones within the Buzzards Bay study area. The physiographic zone classification is adapted from Kelley and others (1998), and the zones are delineated on the basis of sea-floor morphology and the dominant texture of surficial material.

Split-beam (EK60) sonar image of bubbles (green) in the water column at a seep site overlooking Baltimore Canyon
December 31, 2014

Split-beam (EK60) sonar image of bubbles

Split-beam (EK60) sonar image of bubbles (green) in the water column at a seep site overlooking Baltimore Canyon on the U.S. Atlantic margin. Although the bubbles appear to nearly reach the sea surface, the methane contained in the bubbles would have dissolved and been replaced by other gases by the time the bubbles rise several hundred meters. Since 2012, images such as

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