Scientists at Sea / Fast Facts  
 
 
CORK observatory platform
 
    These photos, taken by a camera on the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) JASON, show the CORK observatory platform at the seafloor (2,600 m depth). The white cylinder is a large volume sampler attached by the striped tubing to the spigot of the old style fluid delivery line of an original CORK observatory. The CORK platform is surrounded by sediments.