• Wizard Island

    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

Remote Operated Vehicle

Glen Canyon ROV

A Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area was used to find moss growing on the bottom of Crater Lake.

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A remote operated vehicle (ROV) and U.S. Geological Survey towed camera sled was used to map the distribution of underwater moss.

 
US Geological Survey towed camera sled
A U.S. Geological Survey camera sled, that was towed behind the research boat Neuston, provided video and photographic evidence of the moss communities in Crater Lake.
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Moss, collected from Crater Lake, is examined aboard the boat.

Moss, collected from Crater Lake, is examined aboard the boat.

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Green moss surrounds Wizard Island from approximately 26 meters (85 feet) to 140 meters (460 feet) depth.

 
Map showing the location of mass around Wizard Island.
Map showing the location of mass around Wizard Island.
U.S. Geological Survey, Dartnell et al. (2008)

Did You Know?

Junior Ranger activity booklet and badge

Kids can earn their Junior Ranger badge year round. Stop in the Steel Visitor Center to pick up the activity booklet and more information.