Monthly Archives: September 2014

Exploring an Unnamed Seamount

ROV Deep Discoverer is conducting the first exploration of an unnamed seamount. We are currently on our way to the bottom and our target depth is 4600. This will be D2’s deepest dive yet!

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Launch Delayed

Our proposed dive target of Kiwi Seamount had too much current to safely deploy the ROVs so we are transiting to a different seamount to attempt to dive. Hopefully the current will be better there.

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Mapping

We are mapping our way to Kiwi Seamount for Tuesday’s dive. This will be the first ever exploration of this seamount and the deepest dive our ROV Deep Discoverer has ever made with the bottom target in more than 4500 … Continue reading

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Leg 3 Dive 9

After a late deployment due to a strong current we are exploring Kelvin Seamount. The dive will start at about 2100 meters and explorer some unusual features detected in our multibeam. Because of the late deployment we will have a … Continue reading

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Launch Delayed

We awoke this morning to over 3 kts of current on our dive site so we are going to be delayed as we move out of the current to an alternative dive site. ROV launch will be some time after … Continue reading

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Leg 3 Dive 8

Today’s dive is the first ever exploration of Gosnold Seamount. The dive will start at 2100 meters and work our way up a ridge back. ROV recovery is scheduled for 1630 EDT.

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Preparing to launch

We are a tentative go for today’s launch on Gosnold. This will be the first ever exploration of Gosnold Seamount. As expected the currents in the area are fairly strong but the ship is holding station. If the wind or … Continue reading

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Mapping

After a wonderful dive on Atlantis Seamount we are mapping our way to Gosnold Seamount for Sunday’s dive. We believe this is will be the first ever exploration of Gosnold Seamount. The ROV is scheduled to be deployed between 0800 … Continue reading

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Technical Difficulties

We are having some problems with our internet video servers today and are working to resolve them. Sorry for the inconvenience. Today’s dive will be the first ever exploration of the Atlantis II Seamount. The dive started in about 2700 … Continue reading

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Leg 3 Dive 7

Today’s dive will be the first ever exploration of the Atlantis II Seamount. The dive starts in about 2700 meters and will move up a ridge line on the North West face of the seamount. In honor of our first … Continue reading

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