• Wizard Island

    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

Underwater exploration in Crater Lake

Image of the deep sea rover in Crater Lake.

The deep sea rover in Crater Lake.

NPS

Scientists and biologists spent 20 days at Crater Lake during the summer of 1987 studying the chemistry, biology, hydrology, and geology of the bottom of the lake. The research group used various instruments including the rover vehicle pictured to the left.

Their findings are reported in this document, "Studies of Hydrothermal Processes in Crater Lake, OR" by Collier, Dymond, and McManus.

 

 

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Seven different trees live on Phantom Ship, an island in Crater Lake. There are also colonies of violet green swallows, and several varieties of wildflowers and lichens living there.