First INDEEP WG3 Settlement Frames Successfully Deployed!
The INDEEP WG3 team have been working with SERPENT and Transocean and are delighted to announce the deployment of their first two settlement frames on a Transocean rig (attached to the blow out preventer - see photo) in the North Atlantic. These prototype frames have been filmed in-situ by the Transocean ROV and we are happy to report they are in tact and hopefully attracting interest from passing creatures! The two frames, consisting of 4 different substrate types, will be on the seabed for approximately 6 months before being recovered and analysed back at NOC. A further 4 frames are to be deployed on landers in Mid-Atlantic Canyons by Dr Sandra Brooke (Marine Conservation Institute) and her team this August and it is intended that these frames will be recovered after around 1 year. We will keep you posted.... If you have an opportunity to deploy a frame or two in the deep to aid with this connectivity project, please contact Maria Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Anna Metaxas (email@example.com).
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