We’re currently drilling in the Bornholm area. Although we are expecting stormy weather again soon, it’s warm, calm and sunny today. This area is known for its old ammunition from World War II. That’s why an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) with a video camera was let down to the seafloor to check out the surroundings first.
The videos showed that there is no sign of ammunition at our drill site. There are bacterial mats though! Those are the white patches on the right. The bacteria are “Beggiatoa” that thrive in areas where there is sulfide near the sediment surface.
At one of our earlier sites, the ROV was used to follow the position of the template under water. It’s a great piece of equipment!
Because the days are getting shorter, we’re seeing less daylight each day. But the view from the ship at night can be beautiful as well.