Leg 2 in the Gulf of Mexico Begins March 19

On March 19, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer sails from Galveston, Texas, to conduct exploratory seafloor and water column mapping in the areas south and southeast of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Seafloor bathymetry, acoustic backscatter, and sub-bottom stratigraphic data will be collected continuously throughout the duration of the cruise. On April 4, the Okeanos Explorer will return to port in to Pascagoula, Mississippi, in preparation for the third leg of the expedition, which will include live seafloor video from our ROV.

For more information, visit: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1402/background/leg2/welcome.html


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