Monthly Archives: February 2017

February 28: Nautilus Site

Today is our final dive of the 2017 American Samoa expedition! Join us as we seek to characterize a population of protected Nautili (mollusks with a chambered shell) that has been observed using baited cameras in the Taema Bank area, … Continue reading

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February 28: Nautilus Site

Today is our final dive of the 2017 American Samoa expedition! Join us as we seek to characterize a population of protected Nautili (mollusks with a chambered shell) that has been observed using baited cameras in the Taena Bank area, at … Continue reading

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February 27: Malulu Seamount

Join us today as we explore Malulu Seamount, located within National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa and Rose Atoll Marine National Monument. The dive will begin at a depth of ~2,500 meters, near the seamount’s summit. We’ll climb the summit … Continue reading

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Dive 11: Seamount D

Today’s dive will start at a depth of ~3,000 meters as we explore an unnamed seamount (“Seamount D”) just outside of Rose Atoll Marine National Monument. The goal of this dive is to generate baseline information on the geology of … Continue reading

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February 26: Seamount D

Today’s dive will start at a depth of ~4,400 meters, as we explore a prominent ridge extending to the north of an unnamed seamount (“Seamount D”) just outside of Rose Atoll Marine National Monument. The goal of this dive is to generate … Continue reading

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Dive 10: Rose Atoll

The ROV is on the seafloor exploring the eastern ridge of Rose Atoll – inside the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument. Today’s dive will focus on exploring deep-sea coral and bottomfish communities from about 250 – 700m.

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February 25: Rose Atoll Marine National Monument

After an exciting dive on the crater of Vailulu’u seamount, we have moved east for a dive within Rose Atoll Marine National Monument. The dive will begin at a depth of ~ 700 meters, on a prominent ridge extending from the … Continue reading

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