Wrapping up the Wake Atoll PRIMNM Mapping Expedition

The Okeanos Explorer (EX) is heading into port in Guam on 4/13/16 at the end of a highly successful mapping exploration of Wake Atoll PRIMNM. The cruise gathered high resolution mapping data over 37 different seamounts, some of which will be further explored later this year with OER’s Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). The last day of the cruise we crossed the Mariana Trench, with multibeam sonar data still being collected to to the bottom depth of 9,633 meters (6 miles!) Stay tuned as the EX begins an ROV/Mapping cruise to the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument on 4/20/16.

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