Temperature, salinity, and optical characteristics data from NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration Operation Deep Scope cruise in the Gulf of Mexico, August 7-17, 2004 (NCEI Accession 0001965)

This accession includes physical, chemical, optical and ocean color measurements, video and still photography data collected during the Operation Deep Scope cruise, also known as Bioluminescence Cruise. The cruise was sponsored by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration. Temperature, salinity, and bioluminescence species data were obtained by the shipboard underway sensor system and the CTD mounted on the submarine JOHNSON SEA-LINK I. Optical characteristics data were obtained by a variety of laboratory analyzes.

The Operation Deep Scope cruise collected different data for several separate researches. The data were based on the measurement and characteristics of the light, both from the sun and bioluminescence, which was found in these ecosystems. Light has been described as the most powerful selective force in evolutionary history. Understanding how animals have adapted to the light in their environments -- to see and be seen (or not be seen) -- will provide new insight into the nature of life in these unusual communities. A JOHNSON SEA-LINK submarine was used for this deep sea dive project. The submarine deployed a device, Eye in the Sea sensor system when it reaches the benthic level. The device captured images of specimens when the motion sensor was triggered. A bait bag and an artificial jellyfish were placed in front of the motion sensor to attract specimens. Four light-tight traps were placed in the area to collect specimens for laboratory analysis. Laboratory analysis focuses on the fluorescence/bioluminescence characteristics of the specimen. The specimens that were captured; crabs, tube worms, corals, anemones, squids, sponges, jellyfishes, and urchins. However, not all of the species contains characteristics traits of fluorescence. Specimens were also collected through trawls and net casts.

In a separate research, optical devices were deployed to capture polarized and non-polarized images. The device permits determination of specimen during periods of fluorescence and non fluorescence. The study was also done in laboratory after the specimens were captured through light-tight traps, trawls, and net casts. Other studies in the laboratory include measuring vision and color of the benthic species.
  • Cite as: Collins, Donald W; US DOC/NOAA/OAR > Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2017). Temperature, salinity, and optical characteristics data from NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration Operation Deep Scope cruise in the Gulf of Mexico, August 7-17, 2004 (NCEI Accession 0001965). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2004-08-07 to 2004-08-17
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 29
S: 27
E: -86
W: -93
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-12-30
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Video and still images were collected during submersible operations using the JOHNSON SEA-LINK I and during open water scuba dives. Original videotapes and a highlights tape derived from the originals may be viewed in the NOAA Central Library. This accession is characterized as 'mixed' because measured oceanographic data parameters (e.g., temperature, salinity) are available online, but video image files may be only available off line.
Purpose Basic research
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  • Cite as: Collins, Donald W; US DOC/NOAA/OAR > Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2017). Temperature, salinity, and optical characteristics data from NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration Operation Deep Scope cruise in the Gulf of Mexico, August 7-17, 2004 (NCEI Accession 0001965). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > OCEAN COLOR
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/OOE > Office of Ocean Exploration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
  • SUBMARINE
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • FLUOROMETERS
  • NETS
  • TRAPS
  • TRAWL
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
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  • Cite as: Collins, Donald W; US DOC/NOAA/OAR > Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2017). Temperature, salinity, and optical characteristics data from NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration Operation Deep Scope cruise in the Gulf of Mexico, August 7-17, 2004 (NCEI Accession 0001965). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • CTD
  • fluorometer
  • laboratory analysis
  • meteorological sensors
  • net
  • photograph
  • sediment sampler - grab
  • trap
  • trawl
  • visual observation
Platform
  • Johnson-Sea-Link I
  • SEWARD JOHNSON II
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