Monthly Archives: August 2015

Dive 04: First exploration of McCall Seamount

ROV Deep Discoverer is currently on the seafloor ~2700 m deep, conducting the first ever dive on McCall Seamount! Today’s dive is on a ride extending north from the seamount, and the objective today is to survey a completely unexplored … Continue reading

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Dive 03 off South Point, Hawai’i

ROV Deep Discoverer is on the seafloor, approximately 450 m deep today conducting a continuous transect. The objective of today’s dive is to investigate a deep-water precious coral community that has developed since its formation 147 years ago, following the … Continue reading

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Transiting to South Point, Hawai’i for Dive 03

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is currently underway conducting mapping operations while transiting to the next dive site. Tomorrow dive 03 will be conducted at South Point offshore of the Big Island to re-survey a deep-water precious coral community growing on … Continue reading

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Dive 02: Instrument Recoveries at Keahole

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is on station at Keahole, off the west coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i and the ROV Deep Discoverer has just arrived at the seafloor at ~385 m. Today’s dive will focus on recovering several … Continue reading

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Transiting to Keahole for Dive 02

After deploying the ROV today, a problem was discovered with the cable block and the vehicles were quickly recovered. The team spent the afternoon troubleshooting the block, and the dive was cancelled. The ship is currently underway and en route … Continue reading

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Transiting to Keahole for Dive 02

After deploying the ROV today, a problem was discovered with the winch block and the vehicles were quickly recovered. The team spent the afternoon troubleshooting the block, and the dive was cancelled. The ship is currently underway and en route … Continue reading

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Cruise Leg 3 is Underway! Dive 01 at Makapuu

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer departed Pearl Harbor, Oahu this morning to commence Leg 3 of the 2015 Hohonu Moana Expedition. The ship has arrived on station at Makapuu, located about 7 nm east of Oahu, for Dive 01 of the … Continue reading

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