Dive 12

(0930 EDT): NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer plans to launch the ROV Deep Discoverer (D2) at Veatch Canyon to explore “NE Seeps 1” at a depth of ~1400m. Launch is currently planned for 1030 EDT. The purpose of the dive is to locate the source of possible gas seepage, characterize associated communities and engage in public outreach events as part of Ocean Exploration 2020: A National Forum.

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