Giant Microbe video: OsmoSamplers!

posted Aug 22, 2010, 10:54 PM by Beth Orcutt

After the CORK observatory was installed inside the oceanic crust at Hole U1362A (check here for a video of that operation), the next step was to put together all of the instruments that will sit inside the CORK for the next few years.  Here is a video that documents the assembly of the OsmoSamplers – devices that will slowly collect fluids from the oceanic crust each day for the next few years.  These experiments will help the scientists to better understand the composition of the fluids (and the microbes!) that are circulating the oceanic crust in this environment.   

Many thanks to our friends in the band Still Flyin’ for allowing us to use their music in this video!