Monthly Archives: July 2016

On Station

The ship is on station, but the dive is on hold while we troubleshoot a power supply problem. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Transit Mapping

The Okeanos Explorer is mapping our way to the next dive site. We still have a couple hundred miles to go, so there will be no dive today. Our next dive will be Monday morning ship time, Sunday afternoon in … Continue reading

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Transit Mapping

After a dive on Alba Seamount, the ROV is on deck and we are mapping our way to the next dive site. We have a couple hundred miles to the next site, so we will not be diving tomorrow. Our … Continue reading

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Deepwater Wonders of Wake Dive 1

The ROV is in the water for our first dive of the cruise. Today we are exploring Alba Guyot. The bottom target is in 2300 meters of water and we should be on the bottom for about 6 hours.

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Preparing to Dive

The Okeanos Explorer is on station preparing for our first dive of the expedition. We will be exploring a ridge on the south side of a guyot or flat top seamount in international waters, about half way between Guam and … Continue reading

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Underway!

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is underway and currently steaming to the first dive site of the Deepwater Wonders of Wake expedition. We will spend the first couple days of the expedition transiting to our operating area. The first dive is … Continue reading

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Expedition Complete!

After a successful third leg, the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas Expedition is complete! We’ve had a fantastic cruise with 22 dives with an abundance of discoveries that included new hydrothermal vents, the first ever petite spot volcano in … Continue reading

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