Deep Artic Ocean meet the golden starfish

Image credit, Bodil Bluhm and Katherine Iken, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

This beautiful golden starfish was recovered from the deep Artic Ocean by a ROV dive.
Look at the different ways each person helped make this expedition such a great success.

By using their personal artistic side into documenting their scientific observations.

1. One scientist built aquariums on board the ship to house and photograph live specimens collected;

2. Another brought a specialized rotary camera to create panoramic scenes;

3. Several have connected microscopes to their computer to take microscopic images;

4. Divers brought cameras in underwater housings to take images of creatures living beneath the ice.

You’ll see a few of thesei images collected during the expedition displaying the incredible beauty and diversity of life that exists in the remote Arctic Ocean.

Image credit, Bodil Bluhm and Katherine Iken, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.and

http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/05arctic/logs/july25/media/slideshow/slideshow.html#

Hymenodora glacialis, the only pelagic (ocean) shrimp known to inhabit the Canada Basin. Image courtesy of Russ Hopcroft, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Clione, a shell-less snail know as the Sea Butterfly swims in the shallow waters beneath Arctic ice. Image courtesy of Russ Hopcroft, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.(on the right)

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