Photos: Seeking life forms in icy waters

Photos: Seeking life forms in icy waters

Summary: The Census of Marine Life has researchers braving Arctic waters to find jellyfish and more.


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  • Nicholson and Caba

    The expedition, which was funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Ocean Exploration, operated from the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy. Here, Mike Nicholson (left) and Joe Caba move the Global Explorer ROV (remotely operated vehicle) into position for deployment.

  • Lifted in man basket

    The information collected by the team is needed to acquire a baseline of data for evaluating the impact of changing environmental conditions. In this picture, part of the sea ice science team is lifted from the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy to the sea ice in a man basket.

  • Under-ice divers

    Under-ice divers Katrin Iken and Shawn Harper from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, prepare for a SCUBA dive in the frigid waters of the Canada Basin.

Topic: CXO

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