February 21: “Utu” Seamount

Today, we are diving on a deep, unmapped seamount informally known as “Utu” seamount, located in the northeastern region of American Samoa. We’ll be exploring at a depth of ~3,000 meters in order to collect information on the geology of this unknown seamount, as well as increasing our understanding of the diversity and distribution of deep-sea habitats and biological communities on the seamount. Join us!

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