Monthly Archives: September 2017

Dive 22 Complete

Today we explored the USS Baltimore (C-3). It was the last dive of the Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts expedition and the last dive of NOAA’s Campaign to Address Pacific monument Science, Technology, and Ocean NEeds (CAPSTONE), a three-year … Continue reading

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Dive 22: USS Baltimore

Today we’re exploring the USS Baltimore (C-3). It is the last dive of the Deep-Sea Symphony expedition and NOAA’s Campaign to Address Pacific monument Science, Technology, and Ocean NEeds (CAPSTONE), a three-year foundational science initiative to collect deepwater baseline information … Continue reading

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Dive 21 Complete

During today’s dive at the “Caiman Anomaly” we discovered a series of geological features and floating dock debris with a few biological colonizers. Tomorrow we’ll be exploring the USS Baltimore (C-3). ROV launch is scheduled for 8:30 am HST / … Continue reading

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Dive 21: Caiman Anomaly

Today we’re diving on a sonar anomaly to explore what it might be, be it an archaeology site, a geological formation, or otherwise! ROV launch is scheduled for 8:30 am HST. Thanks for tuning in!

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Today’s Dive is Cancelled

Unfortunately, today’s dive is cancelled due to a mechanical issue. Our team is working to troubleshoot the issue. Please check back soon for more info.

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Overnight Transit & Mapping

Tonight the team aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is transiting and mapping the seafloor to tomorrow’s dive site. Check back soon for more info!

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Dive 20: Middle Bank

Today’s dive is at Middle Bank, part of the Northwest Hawaiian Island chain that lies outside the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. This dive is much shallower than the other dives in this expedition, at a depth of 550-300 meters, and … Continue reading

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Overnight transit and mapping

Tonight the team will transit and map the seafloor to Tuesday’s dive at Middle Bank, part of the Northwest Hawaiian Island chain that lies outside the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. This dive will be much shallower than the other dives … Continue reading

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Dive 19: Mendelssohn Seamount

Today’s dive Mendelssohn Seamount is our last dive in the Musicians Seamounts, although we’ll be diving through Friday! The dive will survey a cone feature near the summit of the seamount at ~1,800 meters. ROV D2 will leave the seafloor around … Continue reading

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Overnight Transit & Mapping

ROVs Deep Discoverer and Seirios are secured on deck after a coral and sponge-filled dive at Schumann Seamount. Tonight the team aboard the Okeanos Explorer are transiting and mapping to Monday’s dive site at Mendelsohn Seamount! ROV launch is scheduled … Continue reading

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