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K.G. Jebsen-senter for dyphavsforskning
Tokt 2020

Utforskning av Norske-Grønlandshavet

K.G. Jebsen-senteret er i gang med sitt årlige tokt i Norske-Grønlandshavet. Til tross for at toktet ble annerledes enn det vi er vant med, har det blitt gjort mange spennende oppdagelser i dypet. Se bilder av arbeidet om bord.

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ROV Ægir 6000
Launching the ROV Ægir6000.
Foto/ill.:
Petra Hribovsek.
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Arbeid om bord.
Cruise leader Stig Monsen preparing a core sample together with Håvard Stubseid
Foto/ill.:
Petra Hribovsek.
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ROV pilot.
ROV pilot William Skjold carefully collecting samples.
Foto/ill.:
Petra Hribovsek.
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ROV room.
Marine biologist Pedro Ribeiro leading the ROV dive.
Foto/ill.:
Petra Hribovsek.
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Woek on deck.
Marine biologist Tone Ulvatn waiting for her biological samples to get on deck.
Foto/ill.:
Petra Hribovsek.
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CTD.
Geochemist Andreas Türke and microbiologist Petra Hribovšek collecting water samples from the CTD
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Petra Hribovsek.
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Working on rock samples.
Geologist Håvard Stubseid collecting rock samples together with master student Marie Wold.
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Petra Hribovsek.
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Observing birds.
The scientists got a unique view of a flock of common eider (ærfugl) that we have never observed this far from shore before.
Foto/ill.:
Petra Hribovsek.
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Tilbake

We spent 10 quarantine days on board of G.O. SARS sailing from Bergen to Bodø. The quarantine period was successfully devoted to science. We visited several fjords along the coastline, surveying the seabed, collecting benthic fauna and sediment cores.

We are now finally diving into the mysteries of the deep sea. Before reaching the Mohn's ridge, we stopped for a dive at a seamount covered in manganese crust. Here we completed a video transect, collecting biological and geological samples using the ROV Ægir6000.

Continuing to the Ægir vent field, we explored several lava flows, the active vent and surrounding fauna. This region is still quite unexplored, so we collected biological and geological samples to get a better overview of this system.

For the last few days, we have been investigating the Fåvne vent field. Here, inactive chimneys are full of sponges, anemones and other life. The active black smoker chimneys are covered in extensive microbial mats.

We are continuing our work at Fåvne for a few more days before moving northwards along the ridge.