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 eastern region of the Rose Atoll. We’ll climb the northern side of the ridge to the crest and then continue moving upslope along the crest of the ridge to a depth of ~255 meters. ROV launch is scheduled for 0830 SST and, with a short descent, is expected to be on the seafloor around 0900.

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