Camp Internet Headquarters : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:00AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Good Morning - and welcome to a Camp Internet / Sustainable Seas Expedition community chat. Themes are : Mapping the Channel - and - Bioluminescent Plants. Today we have classrooms coming online from Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties who have been studying the channel waters and islands during the school year. Our guests expected in as Trail Guides are GIS expert Ben Waltengerger from the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, and Dr. Bruce Harger from Sunnyside Sea Farms, which is the company that has provided the Camp classrooms with the bioluminescent plants for study. Chat time is 10am - noon. And then we have a special chat tonight 7-8pm live from Catalina Island where Maple School and the Green-Net students are on a Camp Internet expedition at the USC Wrigley Marine Center.


sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 9:07AM PST (-0800 GMT)
hello is any body there?

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 9:07AM PST (-0800 GMT)
hello is any body there?

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 9:08AM PST (-0800 GMT)
is any body on line?

Timothy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 9:12AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Good Morning everyone. We have an exciting round of chat session this week as we get further into the Sustainable Seas Expedition. Remember Saturday June 5 all day at the Santa Barbara Harbor - the submersibles will be comming in and the Maritime Museum will have some great displays. Check button for the new Camp Internet Field Journal from the SSE Student Summit meeting last week. Some great photography. Goto button for a schedule of this weeks chatroom activity.

Timothy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 9:12AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Sea Devils - chat will begin at 10 a.m.

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:04AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi we are Danny,Scott, and Geoff. We just entered the chat.

Camp: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:05AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Question phoned in - for Ben - Will the SSE project make for significant changes in the charts / maps that are used for sailing in the Channel currently?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:05AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Everyone, I'm Ben Waltenberger, Geographic Information Systems Specialist with NOAA's Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Today I'll be providing information on how we are using the Sustainable Seas expeditions to help us learn about the geography of the Santa Barbara Channel. As a start, take a look at this image from the Monterey Bay Research institute. button

Camp: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:05AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Sea Devils - have you checked out the Sustainable Seas Expedition (SSE) web site at button

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:06AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Timothy. Are you out there?

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:06AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi we are Nick, Adam, and Jocelyn. We also just entered the chat,

Tracy-Ann: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:07AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Is that the kind of map planning used for SSE right now?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:08AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Camp Internet, We don't expect significant changes based on SSE. The expeditions are a great aid as a ground truth methodolgy to help us identify what we think we see on the bottom. We have remote vehicles for this as well of course, but there's nothing like having a real human being at a survey site. This is what Guy Chocrane, the USGS Geophysist is doing -- ground truthing his side scan sonar (more on that later) data using the deepworker.

Timothy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:08AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Sea Devils - I'm out here - take a look at that map Ben just gave a link to.

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:10AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Timothy were is the map?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:11AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Tracy, Yes it is. Several of our transects are based on side scan sonar data. Side scan sonar is like a picture of the seafloor that is made with sound. The acoustic signal is bounced, or "backscattered" of the seafloor. Bright images indicate areas with a "rougher" surface, like reefs. The acoustic signal backscatters off the multi-oriented surface as a bright image. Darker areas are generally smooth surfaces, like sandy plains, where the signal has little scatter. Here is an example. Tell me if you can identify the object in the sonar image!

Silvia: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:13AM PST (-0800 GMT)
To Ben - How exhaustive will the maps created during the SSE project be? Will new findings become available on the web.

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:13AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben-What is the map about?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:14AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Here is a location map of the SSE operational area off Anacapa Island> And here is the sonar image used to determine those sites:

Timothy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:15AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Sea Devils - here is the link that Ben put in earlier button

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:17AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Sylvia, We will be posting new findings to the web as they become available. Because this is the first year of SSE, there is sort of a "checkout" period going on, so there won't be as many map preoducts based on surveys this year as there will be in following years. Sea Devils, The image is an acoustic map that shows habitat types of the Santa Barbara Channel. The map was done with SWATH sonar, which is a multibeam sensor with a greater accuracy than regular side scan.

Coder Potts/ Oro Grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:17AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben, waht kind of equipment are you using to map the Gulf of Farallones and Cordell Banks?

Silvia: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:18AM PST (-0800 GMT)
To Ben - During underwater explorations like the SSE project is new information on underwater finds such as Shipwrecks held as 'classified' or 'secret' for a time period or is it immediately released to the public?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:18AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Here is a 3d image of the channel to help you orient the otherimages with land:

Gabriel Hernandez Oro Grande Elementary School 6th Grade: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:19AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What does turbity means ?

Ed Seaman: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:19AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben, I think the object in the image is a B-29 Stratofortress. Is this puppy on the sea floor?

Eddie/oro grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:19AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben,Have you met Dr.Bushing?When we went to Catalina he told us a little about the Kelp around Catalina and how they were there one year but about seven years later there will only be about half as there was seven years ago.

William: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:20AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben - is there an 'environmental' component to the work you do at the National Marine Sanctuary?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:22AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Codder, The same equipment as here in the channel -- sonar images and bathymetric point data that help us determine bottom type and give us better info on areas where we want to concentrate higher resolution sub surveys. Sylvia, THings like wrecks aren't held as classified info in the strict sense of that word, but we do consider them as cultural resources that are sensitive, and thus generally keep ther exact locations protected.

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:22AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Thanks for the map.

mary - 4th - ventura: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:23AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Is mapmaking part of the sustainable seas expedition?

: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:24AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Valley View is here. The pictures sure tell us alot.

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:25AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Is the sonar image of Ancapa or Catalin

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:26AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Gabriel, Turbidity refers to water clarity state. The more turbid the water, the less clarity. If you put some dirt in a bottle of clean water and shook it up, you would call the murky water turbid. Ed, That bomber is indeed sitting on the ocean floor. Eddie, Yes, I know Dr. Bushing very well. He gave me my interest in Marine GIS. William, yes, there is a strong environmental component to my work. Collecting many different data types allows us to analyze and better manage the marine resources we administer here.

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:27AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What is SSE, and we like the pictures that Ben put out.

Mr. Harder: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:27AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben - Is there a significant difference in the need for underwater maps to adjust to frequent physical changes - more so than is necessary for earth maps -

oak view corey: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:28AM PST (-0800 GMT)
how deep does the ocean floor?

oak view devin: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:29AM PST (-0800 GMT)
how deep is the water passed the islands

William - 12th grade: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:29AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben - Are there ways I can see on the internet the environmental components as they become part of the gis you create for mapping in this area

Oak View/Arnaz Jack: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:29AM PST (-0800 GMT)
how many different fish are there in the ocean.

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:29AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Mary, Yes, mapmaking and location tracking/navigation is a big component of the SSE project.By collecting new data that we can compare with information we already havem, and putting a location element to it, we can find out what is happening in and between different areas of the channel. Sea devils, the sonar image with a picture of the island is anacapa. The sonar image with the plane is actually near Paso Robles.

OakView /Arnaz Ray: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:30AM PST (-0800 GMT)
how many sea creatures did you find on the channel.

Allen - grade 10 - Ventura: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:30AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben - are there sources of heat or warmth deep in the ocean other than sun light?

: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:31AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How many animals have you seen

: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:31AM PST (-0800 GMT)
are there any deep canyons on the ocean floor?

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:31AM PST (-0800 GMT)
timothy how deep is the deepest of the channel..

Gabriel Hernandez Oro Grande Elementary School 6th Grade: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:32AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What kind of traps do you use ?

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:32AM PST (-0800 GMT)
:.... yes there are canyons in the ocean

oak view/arnaz: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:33AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How long can you stay under the water?

Eddie/oro grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:33AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben,How long have you been involved in GIS maping?

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:34AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Timothy how many deep canyons are there?

oak view/arnaz: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:35AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How many people can be in the sumarine at a time.

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:35AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Mr. harder, In the nearshore environment, there are significant changes due to coastal errosion and sediment input that need to be accounted for. In the deeper waters, updates are not as necessary due to less inputs and basically the fact that there is too much deep water to consistently resurvey. Most concerns are with shallower areas where navigation hazards may occur and where the photic zone increases biolgical diversity. Oak View, The channel is about 2000 feet at the deepest point, but past San Miguel, the ocean floor quickley drops off to nearly 20,000 feet. William, Yes, see the CINMS web site at www.cinms.nos.noaa.gov Oak View, Jack -- LOTS --- meaning I don't know exactly : )

Oak View/Arnaz: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:36AM PST (-0800 GMT)
how deep is the deepest part of the ocean?

Carl Demangate: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:36AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben, are you working with any professors and departments at UCSB on this channel mapping project? Which ones?

Oak View/Arnaz Jack: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:38AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How big can squid get.

oak view/arnaz corey: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:38AM PST (-0800 GMT)
how many sea creatures live at the deepest part of the ocean..

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:39AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Allen, Yes, there are hydrothermnal vents in the deep ocean that release heat and hydrogen sulfide into the ocean. I've seen at least a couple of hundred different species in the sea over the years. There are many deep canyons in the ocean, like the Marianas trench. Eddie, I've been doing GIS for about 6 years now. The subs are one person units. You have to be under 6' 2" and way less than 230 pounds to be a pilot.

oak view devin: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:40AM PST (-0800 GMT)
what does it look like under the water....how deep can the sub dive....how deep have you seen it under the water

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:40AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How long does seaweed live?

Coder Potts/ Oro Grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:40AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben, how long did it take you to map the Gulf of Farallones and Cordell Banks, or are you still working on them?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:41AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Carl, I got my start doing GIS in the Channel working with Leal Mertes, a professor at UCSB's dept of geography.Corey, I'm not a biologist, so I don't know a lot about numbers of animals, but when our biologist comes in I'll ask her and let you know.

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:41AM PST (-0800 GMT)
how little can squid get..........

oak view/arnaz: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:42AM PST (-0800 GMT)
my name is maggy. How long can you stay under water. Do you have to do any training . Are any of you guys scared.

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:42AM PST (-0800 GMT)
how short can kelp get

cindy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:43AM PST (-0800 GMT)
what kind of trainig did you get?

Oak View/Arnaz: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:43AM PST (-0800 GMT)
when you go snorkling how long can the average person stay under the water?

Eddie/oro grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:43AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben,Have you maped the Kelp around the Gulf of Farallones or Cordell Banks?

Gabriel Hernandez Oro Grande School 6th Grade: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:44AM PST (-0800 GMT)
About how long did it take you to map the Gulf of Farallones and Cordell Banks ?

Gabriel Hernandez Oro Grande School 6th Grade: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:44AM PST (-0800 GMT)
About how long did it take you to map the Gulf of Farallones and Cordell Banks ?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:44AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Devin, The suns can go as deep as 2000 feet. So far this year they've been staying shallower for checkout dives. I think the deepest any pilot has been in the channel here is a bit over 100 feet. See our web page for images of the sub under water. We should have some movies of it up pretty soon too. Sea Devils, I don't know exactly how long kelp lives, but it can grow upt toalmost 2 feet per day! Codder, I wasn't involved in the Gulf of the Farollones, but you can check out their web page for info.

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:46AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Bye we are going to reecess we will 20 minutes.

Timothy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:47AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben - if the deepest we've been is around 100 ft and now we're going to the 1000 foot level - that is a really huge jump! What do you expect we'll find?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:49AM PST (-0800 GMT)
I actually am not a sub pilot (too tall!)The actual pilots had lots of training and studying to do and are still being trained for more advanced work.

OakView /Arnaz Robert: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:49AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How deep is the water in the canyons?

OAK VIEWARNAZ hanna: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:50AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How long is your submarine?

oak view/arnaz reed: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:50AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What kind of metel are the subs made of?

Oak View/Arnaz: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:51AM PST (-0800 GMT)
how many sea animal are their in ocean

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:51AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Timothy -- Good question! One of the thrusts of SSE is to explore the deeper water that we don't know a lot about. When we do remote sampling like trawling, we always pull up things we haven't seen before, so I expect we'll soon be adding to our catalog of new species thans to SSE. We'll also be able to study behavior of deep water species that we do know about, which will be enhancing current investigations.

Camp: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:51AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Lets try to upload a picture of the DeepWorker submersible

Oak View/Arnaz Jack: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:52AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What kind of training is needed to become a pilot?

Coder/ Oro Grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:52AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben, do you know how many people could fit in the sub that they are using?

Eddie/oro grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:52AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben,Is the traning of a sub pilot a lot like the traning for being an astronaut?

Oak View/Arnaz Jake: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:53AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What kind of training is needed to become a pilot?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:53AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Oak View, stainless steel. The sub is about seven feet long.

OAK VIEWARNAZ hanna: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:53AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Is it harder to breath under water in the sub?

Camp: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:53AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Question phoned in: Does the research of the SSE project have any direct impact on Sanctuary Management?

Jeffrey Oak View / Arnza : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:53AM PST (-0800 GMT)

oak view Kelly: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:53AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Have you explored the area around Monterey Bay Aquarium?

Danny oakview/arnaz: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:55AM PST (-0800 GMT)
whats the deepest sea you know of.

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:55AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Pilots have to learn about the mechanics of the sub, then go through sessions in a swimming pool, then open water, and then they have to learn to operate it blindfolded! Pilots also have to learn about the habitat types and species they might encounter so that they can catalog that information for us. The sub is a one person unit.

OAK VIEWARNAZ hanna: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:55AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Whats the coolest animal you have seen?

Eddie/oro grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:57AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben,How large is a submersible?

Eddie/oro grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:57AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben,How large is a submersible?

Jeffrey Oak View / Arnza : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:57AM PST (-0800 GMT)
how many peopel fit in the sub

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:58AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Danny, the Pacific is the deepest ocean. Camp, yes, the SSE has direct impacts on Sanctuary management. We are very interested in getting good information on habitat and species within and adjacent to the sanctuary, which can help us with management concerns such as marine reserves, which require a thorough understanding of the sanctuary environment.

Gabriel Oro Grande School 6th Grade: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:58AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What alse do you use to trap clorophyl insted of a satilite ?

Coder/ Oro Grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:58AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben, why do the pilots have to learn to operate it blindfolded/

Camp: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:58AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Here is a photo of the Research Vessel McArthur - Ben - have you or will you be working on the McArthur during the SSE project? What is it like on a NOAA Research Vessel?

oak view/arnaz reed: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:58AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Were was the sub made?

Michael/Oro Grande 6th : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:58AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben, how does the Deep Worker submersible collect data

Danny oakview/arnaz: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:59AM PST (-0800 GMT)
how deep is the pacific ocean

Jeffrey Oak View / Arnza : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:59AM PST (-0800 GMT)
have any subs broke down

OAK VIEWARNAZ hanna: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:59AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Which ocean is the warmest?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:00AM PST (-0800 GMT)
6th grade: we can use instrument that we drop into the water. One of the programs we are running on the ship along with SSE is the UCSB Pooms and Blooms study, that looks at ocean color and clarity. I assisted the UCSB team in taking water and image samples last week when I was on the ship. we should have some pictures of the instruments on our website in a few days.

Coder/ Oro Grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:00AM PST (-0800 GMT)
ben, what kind of plants do you get the clorophyl from that you study?

Eddie/oro grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:00AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben,Are you using a mac or a pc coumpter right now?

Eddie/oro grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:00AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben,Are you using a mac or a pc coumpter right now?

Eddie/oro grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:03AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben,If you had the chance to would you like to take the traning of being a sub pilot?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:04AM PST (-0800 GMT)
pilots have to learn blindfolded so they can be prepared if there is an instrument failure on the sub like losing internal lighting, since it is very dark 2000 feet under the ocean surface. The subs were made in Canada. Timothy, Yes, I was on the ship studying the navigational system used to track the subs underwater. Working on the ship is a lot of fun. You generally are on deck working around 12 hours per day. Everyone except senior officers and VIPs sleep in shared bunkrooms. There is a galley (kitchen) on board that serves GREAT food, and the crew has a library and videos available during their time off.

Oak View/Arnaz Amanda: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:05AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How clear is the water?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:06AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Coder, The studies look at plankton blooms. Eddie, I'm using a PC. Eddie, If they asked, me (and I could fit in it) I would go right now!!

Oak View/Arnaz cynthia: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:06AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Has anyone ever died on this sub,or others?

Michael/Oro Grande 6th : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:06AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben,are you in a computer lab?

juan ramirez: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:06AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Have you found anythingof interest in the sb area that was new or unusual?

OakView /Arnaz keith: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:07AM PST (-0800 GMT)
when was the sub made.

Gabriel Oro Grande School 6th Grade: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:07AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What do you do if you ditekt clorophyl and what do you do with it ?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:07AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Oak view, it depends on the time of the year and your location. At depth in the areas we surveyed while I was on the ship, visibility on the bottom ranged from around 4 to 50 feet.

JOHN OAK VIEW/ARNAZ: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:08AM PST (-0800 GMT)
HOW much deos the sub weigh.

Eddie/oro grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:08AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben,Are you based on a Channel Island if so whitch one?

Oak View/ Arnaz CoCo: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:09AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Who created the sub?

Jose Oak View / Arnaz: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:09AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How old is the sub?

OAK VIEWARNAZ jordan: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:09AM PST (-0800 GMT)
who had the idea to have an underwater investigation?

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:09AM PST (-0800 GMT)
what is your favorite island ben

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:09AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi we are back.

Coder/ Oro Grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:09AM PST (-0800 GMT)
About how long does it take for the sub to get 2000 feet deep?

OakView /Arnaz keith: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:10AM PST (-0800 GMT)
how old is the sub?

Oak View/Arnaz jessica: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:11AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Are plankton blooms dangerous to any other animals?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:11AM PST (-0800 GMT)
No one has died in the subs. I don't know about other research subs, but people have died on military submarines. Michael, I'm at my workstation in the Sanctuary office. Keith, the subs were just completed this year. Gabriel, the chemicals and organics sampled are logged onto a computer from the electronic instruments and poured into test bottles from the mechanical equipment. They are then studied and compared to help learn what causes different ocean water to have different colors and to find out just what that means.

Camp: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:13AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Here is the link to the McArthur's own HomePage if you want to lear more button

Camp: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:14AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Mis-spelling up there - should be Learn more - !

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:14AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Can the sub reach the Titanic?

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:14AM PST (-0800 GMT)
what is your favorite island Timothy

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:14AM PST (-0800 GMT)
I'm actually based in Santa Barbara at the harbor (neat place for an office, huh?). My favorite island is Santa Cruz. Jessica, yes, toxic plankton blooms can be dangerous to other mammals like seals, dolphins, and whales.

Oak View/Arnaz cynthia: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:15AM PST (-0800 GMT)

Oak view Tommy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:16AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Will you send us pictures from down there and send a picture of the sub ?

Oak view Tommy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:16AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Will you send us pictures from down there and send a picture of the sub ?

Ms. Glenn/Oro Grande: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:16AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Thank you for chatting with my students today. We appreciate your taking the time with us. We will check later for answers to our questions. Thanks Again

Gabriel Oro Grande School 6th Grade: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:17AM PST (-0800 GMT)
About how many times a year do you ditekt clorophyl ?

Timothy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:17AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Sea Devils - Santa Cruz is my favorite. Which one would you choose and why?

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:17AM PST (-0800 GMT)
what is your favorite animal Timothy and ben

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:18AM PST (-0800 GMT)
what is your favorite island geoff

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:18AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Tommy, if you go to button and click on the SSE picture, you can see images of the sub. I saw some really neat video of rockfish around a reef a couple of days ago. We should have that on the web pretty soon. There will also be a replay of the fish count diver interaction with the submarine later this week. I was one of the divers and it was really neat to be scuba diving along with the sub.

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:20AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Timothy and Ben-What is your favorite sea animal?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:20AM PST (-0800 GMT)
My pleasure Ms. Glenn, feel free to email me at ben.waltenberger@noaa.gov if you have other questions.

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:20AM PST (-0800 GMT)
our favorite island is san nicholas because it is my firts name

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Sea Devils, My favorite mammals are sea lions because they're fun to play with underwater. My favorite fish is the sarcastic fringehead because of the funny name : )

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:23AM PST (-0800 GMT)
ben what is your favorite island

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:25AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Sea Devils, Santa Cruz, because there is so much to do there and it has really neat sea caves.

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:27AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What does S.S.E. stand for?

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:27AM PST (-0800 GMT)
what is your favorite plantkon Timothy and ben

Mrs. Archer OV/a: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:28AM PST (-0800 GMT)
We're off now from Oak View..............Thank you

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:29AM PST (-0800 GMT)
SSE = Sustainable Seas Expeditions. Sea Devils, I can honestly say I have no favorite plankton : )

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:30AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Could you send us slides of plankton?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:32AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Sea Devils, I don't know if we have any plankton slides here, but if we do I'll scan one and send it to you if you send me your email address.

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:32AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Were there any dinosaurs on the channel islands?

sea devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:33AM PST (-0800 GMT)
what is your favorite part of the kelp Timothy and Ben

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:33AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Well everyone, I'm afraid I have to run so I can process more SSE data for you to see on the web! It was a pleasure talking to all of you and I look forward to the next chat! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at ben.waltenberger@noaa.gov or visit our web page at button

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:35AM PST (-0800 GMT)
wait ben don't go

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:38AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Timothy if you meet us tommorow at 10:00 am.

Sea Devils: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:40AM PST (-0800 GMT)
we will give you our e-mail address.

Timothy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 11:51AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Thanks Ben for a great chat session today. Everyone - remember to log back in tonight for a live chat with Camp Internet students out on Catalina island and check button for this weeks complete schedule

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