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SHIPS: Seismic Hazards Investigation in Puget Sound

Images of our work

Loading SHIPS Equipment onto the R/V Thompson

March 4, 1998.

View of the R/V Thompson fantail before installation of the airgun and hydrophone streamer system. Kevin O'Toole and Walt Olson survey the expanse.

The fantail before

March 5, 1998.

The loading begins, here a crane is lifting the compressor van onto the fantail.

Lifting the crane

March 6, 1998.

Loading continues as the hydrophone streamer is lifted onto the ship.

Lifting the Streamer Reel

March 8, 1998.

Our Marine Biologists having their first meeting onboard. They will observe marine mammal behavior and will stop seismic operations if the animals are too close to the ship.

Marine Biologists

March 9, 1998.

The loading is complete and all systems are go.

Fantail After

Our Canadian Co-chief scientist, Roy Hyndman, stops in front of the hydrophone reel during his visit for an inspection.

Roy Hyndman

The press also pay us a visit. Mike Fisher shows them the airgun system.

Meet the Press

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