Monthly Archives: March 2017

Expedition Complete

After a very successful expedition, the ship is in Apia, Samoa, for a brief in-port period. On April 4, we will begin a mapping-only expedition, focused on the waters of American Samoa, including within Rose Atoll Marine National Monument and National … Continue reading

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Expedition Dives Complete!

Dives for the Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific Marine Protected Areas expedition are now complete. We will now map our way back to port. Many thanks to everyone who joined us throughout the expedition. We will be returning with more exciting … Continue reading

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Dive 19: Ufiata Seamount

We are diving now at Ufiata Seamount along a summit ridge at depths from 995 – 755 meters. This will be our final dive of the Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific Marine Protected Areas expedition. The goal of this dive is … Continue reading

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Mapping To The Next Dive Site

The ship is currently mapping the sea floor heading south to Ufiata Seamount in the Tokelau Seamount Chain.  We will be diving the final dive of this expedition at this site tomorrow around 8am WST (2pm EST).

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Dive 18: Unnamed Seamount (“Te Kaitira”)

We are diving now at an unnamed seamount within the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA). This will be the last dive within PIPA and then we will head south to our next dive site. We are diving from about 775 … Continue reading

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Mapping in Transit

The ROV is back on deck and we are heading south.  We will be diving our final dive within the Phoenix Islands Protected Area tomorrow.  This dive will begin around 8am WST (2pm EST) at an unnamed seamount.

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Dive 17: Unnamed Seamount (“Maibua”)

The Okeanos Explorer is diving now at an unnamed seamount in the area of Carondelet Reef.  The dive will be along a moderate to steep ridge from ~700 to 400 meters on the north side of the seamount.  This will be … Continue reading

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