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  Dynamic Camouflage  -  2011  -  New Horizon  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Dynamic Camouflage in Benthic and Pelagic Cephalopods: An interdisciplinary approach to crypsis based on color, reflection, and bioluminescence Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Alison M. Sweeney, UPenn Project Institution: UCSB
Project ID: 102475 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 5/10/2010 9:07:00 PM Created By: Alison M. Sweeney
Date Last Modified: 5/10/2010 9:07:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/ONR - N00014-09-1-1053 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: We will be collecting Humboldt and various species of midwater squids using traditional jigging and trawling methods. Various physiology experiments investigating counter-illumination and squid chromatophore response will then be performed in the ship's laboratories. We will also take samples for later microscopical and genetic analyses of the squid tissues responsible for camouflage. Concurrently, we will conduct detailed measurements of radiance and irradiance using custom-built, deployable light meters, using data-conducting cable from the ship's J-frame. A deployable, custom-built omni-directional camera system, deployed either from a small boat or from the J-frame, will allow us to synthesize our data on camouflage response and light fields with the in-situ behavior of the animals. Performing these experiments in tandem will allow us to develop a model of open water camouflage synthesized from several hierarchical levels of physical organization and oceanographic knowledge.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We are requesting 14 days of science time on the New Horizon using the A-frame and trawl winch, and the J-frame, and a data-conducting winch, another small, deck-mounted winch for deploying a small camera, in addition to small boat and scuba operations.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003775 Created By: Alison M. Sweeney
Date Last Modified: 5/10/2010 9:07:00 PM Date Submitted: 5/10/2010 9:07:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2011 Ship/Facility: New Horizon
Optimum Start Date: 5/13/2011 Dates to Avoid: We are hoping to share a single transit to and from the Gulf of California with a second cruise run by Dr. Brad Seibel from URI, as we did for our May/June 2010 cruises. If possible, please schedule our trip concurrently with his ship request for June 2011.
Earliest Start Date: 5/1/2011 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/1/2011 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
14 0 0 3 17
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements:
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Gulf of Calif.
Description of Op Area: Transit from San Diego to Guaymas, MX, then working from the Guaymas Basin and Sta. Rosalia toward the Farallon Basin in the Gulf of California
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
27.916667° N / 110.9° W map
84 map
NP13 map
25.4° N / 109.95° W map
83 map
NP13 map
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Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes Coastal States:
 Important Info on Foreign Research Clearances  

Are you or any member in your science party bringing in any science equipment items which are regulated for export by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)?
No If yes, have you applied for the necessary permits through your export control office? No
 Questions about ITAR/EAR regulations?

Comments about foreign clearance requirements or
description of any other special permitting requirements
(e.g., MMPA, ESA, IHA, Marine Sanctuaries, etc.)
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
San Diego, CA, USA None Guaymas, Mexico
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
We would like to transit from San Diego to the Gulf of California to work on Humboldt and midwater squid. We would then like to transfer personnel from our group off the ship in Guaymas, and exchange for personnel from Brad Seibel's team (this project is being submitted in a separate ship request).

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Alison M. Sweeney, UPenn
# in Science Party 20 # of different science teams 1 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements We are accommodating scientists from four different PIs working with very different equipment on our grant, in addition to collaborators requested by our ONR program officer (Seibel and Gilly). Therefore, we will require all possible science berths.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Selected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Selected SCUBA DivingUnselected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workUnselected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
1 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Major Ancillary Facilities (that require coordination of schedules with ship schedule)
Unselected Helicopter Ops (USCG)Unselected Twin OtterUnselected Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
Unselected Other AUVUnselected Sentry  
Coring Facility
Unselected Jumbo Piston CoringUnselected Large Gravity Core Unselected MC800 multicorer w/ MISO camera/telemetryUnselected OSU Coring Facility (MARSSAM)
Unselected Other Large Coring FacilityUnselected WHOI Long Core  
Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV)
Unselected AlvinUnselected Clelia (HBOI)Unselected JSL I & II (HBOI)Unselected Other HOV
Other Facility
Unselected MISO Facility - deep-sea imagingUnselected Other FacilityUnselected Potential Fields Pool Equipment 
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
Unselected JasonUnselected Other ROV  
Seismic Facility
Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Center (OBSIC)Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP)Unselected Ocean-Bottom Seismometer Program (UTIG)Unselected Other Seismic/OBS Facility
Unselected PASSCALUnselected Portable MCS groupUnselected Portable MCS/SCS groupUnselected U.S. Geological Survey Ocean Bottom Seismometer Facility (USGS at WHOI)
Towed Underwater Vehicle
Unselected ARGO IIUnselected Hawaii MR1 (HMRG)Unselected IMI12 (HMRG)Unselected IMI120 (HMRG - formerly DSL 120A)
Unselected IMI30 (HMRG)Unselected Other Towed Underwater VehicleUnselected Towfish 
UNOLS Van Pool
Unselected AUV Lab Van #1Unselected Clean Lab VanUnselected Cold Lab VanUnselected General Purpose Lab Van
Unselected Radioisotope Lab VanUnselected Wet Lab Van  
UNOLS Winch Pool
Unselected Mooring SpoolerUnselected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.

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