National Geographic : 1996 Nov
Submerged Worlds the four men on the vessel work- services of his 75-foot charter ing the seamount during our dives each pulled in a thousand dollars' worth of sablefish from traps set as deep as 4,000 feet. One of the principal obstacles to studying Bowie Seamount is simply getting there. We were fortunate that Society member Art Hall (above, piloting his craft through the Queen Char lotte Islands) volunteered the yacht Sumdum, with space for our mountain of equipment. In Sumdum's main salon Emory and Mike built a wall of electronic gear to steer and ob serve Gump in action far deeper than Eric and I can dive using scuba. I kid Emory about his "Nintendo diving." He comes back with: "I don't get wet to do these kinds of pictures."