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Deep-sea floor exploration in the East Sea using ROV HEMIRE
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 Title & Authors
Deep-sea floor exploration in the East Sea using ROV HEMIRE
Min, Won-Gi; Kim, Jonguk; Kim, Woong-Seo; Kim, Dong-Sung; Lee, Pan-Mook; Kang, Jung-Hoon;
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 Abstract
HEMIRE is a 6,000-meter-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that has been developed for observation and sampling of objects of interest on the deep seabed. We first carried out deep-seabed exploration around the slopes of the Hupo Bank and the Ulleung Basin in the East Sea in June 2015. Over two weeks, a total of 10 dives were made from a support ship, the R/V Onnuri, at eight stations with water depth ranging between 194 and 2,080 m. The dive times ranged from 1 to 6 hours, depending on the operating conditions. We obtained the following results: 1) video images of the deep seafloor; 2) red snow crab density data (a major fishery resource) and inventories of deep-sea fauna, including an unrecorded organism; 3) specific topographies such as canyons slopes; 4) an undisturbed sediment core obtained using a push corer; and 5) observations of the seabed surface covered with discarded anthropogenic waste material.
 Keywords
Deep-sea;East Sea;HEMIRE;ROV;Seabed;
 Language
Korean
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