mounting the ROV
ROV and blue container
Co-habitation: a bright fish socialising with hermite lobsters
Colourfull association of corals and sponges
Ripple marks clearly showing the presence of deep water bottom current...
Detail of cold-water coral bush (about 30 cm diameter)
sponge from 720 m deep
Boxcore1. View from above
Boxcore2. View from above with two subcores
Boxcore 3. Side-view where we clearly see two different types of sedim...
Boxcore 4. Boxcore filled up with death coral rubble
Hermit crabs with sea-anemones
Chimaera monstrosa (Ratfish)
A Helicolenus dactylopterus (Blackbelly rosefish) and a Astropectinida...
A big purple Echinothuridae (Sea urchin)
A Lophius sp (Monkfish)
Galeus melastomus (Blackmouth catshark)
A picture of the bioturbation at the seabed
A small and purple sea anemone, probably Bolocera genus
An overview of sponges, a sea-urchin, a soft coral and a small Madrepo...
A detail of Lophelia pertusa and Madrepora oculata
Boulder colonized by different species (corals, sea urchin, sea stars,...
A ridge with coral bushes and a big sponge
A sand-wave field with scattered living and dead corals
Boulder colonized by corals and crinoids
A crack in the hard substrate filled with sand and a small bush of Mad...
Hard substrate with corals and a sea lily
A ridge covered with sponges, corals and a crab
A cliff colonized by oysters
A Holothuroidea (Sea cucumber) and some coral rubble
A detail of the coral rubble
A sandy seabed with scattered boulders and rocks
The sampling of some coral species with the ROV
Sand waves with some coral rubble
A detail of the accumulation of dead coral rubble