Research Equipment Used in Crater Lake

 
Research Boat Neuston
The Crater Lake research vessel Neuston.

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The research vessel (R/V) Neuston is the workhorse of activities on Crater Lake.

 
Research Boat Ouzel
The research vessel Ouzel on Crater Lake.

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The research vessel (R/V) Ouzel allows independent, simultaneous research activities on Crater Lake.

 
Deep sea underwater rover.
A manned deep sea rover explores the bottom of Crater Lake.

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Deep sea rover used at Crater Lake to explore the bottom of Crater Lake.

 
Boat used in bathymetry studies
Boat used in bathymetry studies on Crater Lake.

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This special boat was trucked to Crater Lake National Park, and flown to the lake by a helicopter, so that the Crater Lake bottom could be mapped.

 
Glen Canyon ROV
The Glen Canyon ROV used to study moss communities around Wizard Island.

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A remotely-operated vehicle (ROV), borrowed from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, was used to study underwater moss communities.

 
US Geological Survey towed fiber-optic camera sled
A US Geological Survey towed fiber-optic camera sled.

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The US Geological Survey towed fiber-optic camera sled was used to video underwater plants around Wizard Island.

 
Acoustic Survey Sled
The acoustic survey sled is towed behind a boat.

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A sub-bottom acoustic sled is used to map the thickness of moss sediments around Wizard Island.

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Mailing Address:

Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake , OR 97604

Phone:

(541) 594-3000

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