Surveying the Sea Floor

Episode Six: Surveying the Sea Floor

While a Ph.D. student at VIMS, Kersey Sturdivant '11 developed a camera system that changed the way scientists view the seafloor. Take a deeper dive to see how his "Wormcam" is being used to evaluate environmental impact on the seafloor and its inhabitants.  

Additional Information
  • Watch a video of Sturdivant's "Wormcam" in action as it tracks the important role burrowing animals play in mixing seafloor sediments, and the physical forces that control erosion, deposition, and transport of seafloor sediments, nutrients, and contamination.
  • Visit the original "Wormcam" page archived on VIMS' website.