A focus on some of the science undertaken in Crater Lake National Park is being carried across the country, and if you look carefully as you head down the highway you just might see it.
U-Haul officials have tagged 1,800 of their new moving vans with a graphic of Nuytco's Deep Rover submersible used to study the depths of Crater Lake.
Unlike anywhere else on Earth, with its deep, pure-blue water, serene surrounding cliffs and violent volcanic past, Crater Lake has inspired visitors and scientists alike for more than 100 years. This newest SuperGraphic, honoring the state of Oregon, will invite everyone to submerge themselves in the depths of the deepest U.S. lake, discover what unique ecosystem exists there and learn how discoveries below the surface alter our understanding of life here and elsewhere in our universe.
"We are pleased that U-Haul chose to celebrate 'deepwater discoveries' at Crater Lake as part of their SuperGraphic Series," said Crater Lake Superintendent Craig Ackerman. "Scientific research expands our understanding of Crater Lake and is a critical part of protecting and preserving its pristine waters for future generations."
The graphic was unveiled last Saturday at Crater Lake as part of U-Haul's “Venture Across America” Campaign.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Crater Lake National Park and Nuytco Research Ltd. to honor the extraordinary Crater Lake and recognize the research Nuytco’s Deep Rover submersible conducted in its depths,” said Kyle Marvin, president of U-Haul Company of Southern Oregon. “Now, people all over North America will have the privilege of seeing one of the world’s most unique, pristine landscapes, and have the opportunity to learn more about discoveries below the surface, in the dark depths of Crater Lake, that quite possibly could alter our understanding of life here and elsewhere in our universe.”