Thursday, 30 August 2012

Day 9 - Slurp gun!

Another dive for Isis  today with some more push cores collected for our science team. The vehicle descended to 1400m and the ROV team refreshed their skills in using the ‘slurp gun’ – essentially a hose attached to Isis  that is a bit like a vacuum cleaner, only it sucks up small samples from the sea bed. Once collected, the engineer deposits the sample in a storage box on the tray of the ROV.

The slurp gun is used for collecting small biological samples