Monthly Archives: July 2015

Mission Complete!

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer has returned to port after a successful mission mapping in the Johnston Atoll region – part of the recently expanded Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. During the expedition we mapped approximately 7,780 square nautical miles … Continue reading

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Continuing explorations as we return back to Honolulu

Yesterday we mapped part of the flat top and sheer side slopes of Horizon Tablemount and finished mapping a 65 nautical mile rugged unnamed linear ridge located just southeast of Horizon and coinciding nicely with our route east back to … Continue reading

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Mapping our way back to port

Over the past 3 days we have been mapping the long and linear Karin Ridge feature. The highest parts of the ridge resemble large mesas on land (called guyots in the ocean) – some as large as 17 nautical miles … Continue reading

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On to Karin Ridge

The Okeanos Explorer completed its mapping efforts on the Johnston Seamount group this morning. This work has revealed some tremendously interesting and complex features including large undersea landslide features, steep rugged cliffs, and numerous cone-shaped features likely associated with volcanism. … Continue reading

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Mapping

The Okeanos Explorer left Honolulu on July 10th on an exploratory ocean mapping cruise to the Johnston Atoll region of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. This cruise is the first in the four-cruise series that comprise the “Hohonu … Continue reading

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Mapping near Johnston Atoll

The Okeanos Explorer is currently exploring US waters around Johnston Atoll in the Pacific. This some of the first deepwater multibeam sonar data collected in the area. For more information about the cruise please see http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1504/background/leg1/welcome.html

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