Our trawl-resistant frame (TRF) and science node for the ODP 889 site were deployed successfully yesterday. The TRF is sitting in 1250m of water at 48° 40.4686'N, 126° 51.1525'W.
This site on the mid-continental slope is rich in shallowly buried gas hydrates. Here, NEPTUNE Canada will help scientists monitor changes in hydrate distribution, depth, structure, properties and venting, particularly related to earthquakes, slope failures and regional plate motions. To learn more, visit the Bullseye Vent Gas Hydrates experiment.
ODP 889 Node Deployment