Monthly Archives: April 2014

Dive cancelled; Mapping operations underway

0840 (Central): The last planned ROV dive of the expedition had to be cancelled today due to strong surface currents and wave and wind conditions too challenging for safe deployment and operation. The ship will spend the day conducting mapping … Continue reading

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Dive 17: Large Mound Shallow

0730 (Central): Good morning. The surface current at our current location is too strong to allow the ship’s bow thruster to stay on station and thus too strong to conduct today’s dive. The ship is currently moving to an alternate … Continue reading

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Overnight Mapping Operations

1850 (Central): The vehicles have been recovered and are currently secure on deck. The ship is currently underway acquiring mapping data on the Central West Florida Escarpment. Mapping operations will be conducted overnight and tomorrow we will conduct dive 17 … Continue reading

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Dive 16: Many Mounds Shallow – South

0955 (Central): ROV Deep Discoverer (D2) has been deployed and is currently approaching the start of today’s dive at “Many Mounds Shallow – South”. Our starting depth is about 540m and the goal of today’s dive is to explore a … Continue reading

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Overnight Mapping Operations

2240 (Central): NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is currently conducting overnight mapping operations on the Central West Florida Escarpment. Tomorrow we will conduct Dive 16 of the Expedition at “Many Mounds Shallow – North”, exploring an area north of today’s ROV … Continue reading

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Dive 15 – Many Mounds South

0830 (Central): ROV Deep Discoverer (D2) is currently being deployed for Dive 15 of the expedition at “Many Mounds South”. Today’s dive will start in approximately 580m of water and transect across a series of mound features to investigate seafloor … Continue reading

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Overnight Mapping Operations

2215 (Central): ROV Deep Discoverer (D2) is secured on deck following completion of a successful dive. The ship will conduct overnight mapping operations in the vicinity of the Central West Florida Escarpment. Tomorrow, Dive 15 is planned to be conducted … Continue reading

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