ROV Recovers Volcano Monitor

A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) recovers a volcano monitor from an underwater observatory.
(David Butterfield/NOAA)
The remotely operated vehicle ROPOS recovers a volcano monitor from NOAA’s New Millennium Observatory on the Juan de Fuca Ridge, off the coast of the Northwest United States. The station was set up to study geological, chemical, and biological interactions along the mid-ocean ridge system. ROPOS can now be seen in Sant Ocean Hall.