Monthly Archives: April 2015

Dive 12

ROV Deep Discoverer is on the seafloor exploring Whiting Seamount for the final dive of the expedition. We plan to be on bottom until around 1530 Eastern. 

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Nighttime Operations 

The ROVs are back on deck for the nigh as we transit to Whiting Seamount for another exciting dive tomorrow. We plan to be in the water at 0630 Eastern and on bottom around 0730.

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Dive 11

ROV Deep Discoverer is in the water and diving on Exocet Seamount. Our first objective is to complete mid- water transects and then we will head to the bottom to investigate the geomorphology and benthic coommunities.

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Nighttime operations 

After a successful dive, D2 is back on deck. We will conduct mapping operations tonight as we transit to our next dive site, Exocet Seamount. We hope to be in the water at 0630 tomorrow.

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Dive 10 

ROV Deep Discoverer is in the water investigating an unknown sonar anomaly. This target was identified by the National Ocean Service only a couple weeks ago. The origin of this anomaly has baffled scientists, so we are excited to see … Continue reading

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Overnight operations

D2 is out of the water and secured on deck for the evening. Tonight we will conduct mapping operations as we transit to our next dive sight, just south of St. Croix. Tomorrow’s dive is on a sonar anomaly, identified … Continue reading

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6,000 meters!

ROV Deep Discoverer has reached 6,000 meters! We will spend the rest of the dive investigating the geomorphology  and fauna along the south wall of the Puerto Rico Trench.

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Dive 09

ROV Deep Discoverer is in the water and heading to 6,000 m. This will be D2’s deepest dive yet, likely the deepest ROV dive in the Puerto Rico Trench, and one of the deepest dives ever conducted in the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Night operations

ROV Deep Discoverer is back on deck for the evening after a successful engineering dive. Tonight we will conduct mapping operations as we transit to our next dive site. Tomorrow we will be diving on the south wall of the … Continue reading

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Dive 8

ROV Deep Discoverer is in the water for Dive 8. The purpose of this dive is to conduct engineering trials with the new manipulator arm.

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