Abstract

This cruise will occupy the Deep-C benthic array with the addition of two new sites located to the ENE of DeSoto Canyon. Activities will include the following sampling Multicore collections (3x per site) Water column profiles and rosette casts (at selected sites) MILET survey for benthic fauna and Subbottom profiles Piston coring (at selected sites) Personnel are listed on the worksheet. Chief Scientist will be Oscar Gacia Equipment needed from FIO are the following: CTD/Rosette Multicore USBL Pole with GPS antenna Deck rack for handling piston core (requires fabrication) Equipment provided by Deep-C PIs include the following MILET