Monthly Archives: March 2016

Mapping Wake Atoll

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer completed a three-day journey from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands up to the Wake Atoll Unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The ship is now conducting exploratory mapping operations inside the Monument boundary, with … Continue reading

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Mapping in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

From March 23 to April 18, 2016, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will conduct 24-hour mapping operations to explore the largely unknown region surrounding the Wake Island Unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Learn more here: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1604/welcome.html.

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In port

Alas our expedition has come to an end. The Okeanos Explorer is now in port in Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. We will be here until Wednesday morning when we start our next mapping cruise to explore the waters in the … Continue reading

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Mapping to Kwajalein

After 8 great dives and some really rough weather we are transiting for Kwajalein to end the cruise. That being said we have 1300 nm to go so we will steaming and mapping until the 17th. If you still want … Continue reading

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Last Dive

We are currently doing our last dive of the cruise on an unnamed seamount. This seamount was unmapped until last night and now we are exploring it with the ROV. The dive will start around 4000 meters the move up … Continue reading

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ROV on Deck

We are mapping our way to our next dive site which is a very small seamount right at the edge of the US EEZ.

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Dive 7

The ROV is in the water exploring Castellano Seamount. This the first ever exploration of this seamount. Today’s dive is going to start at 2000 meters and then we will work our way up a ridge back.

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