Monthly Archives: November 2017

November 30: Dive 01: “South Reed”

After a brief delay, we’re ready to dive! Today’s dive will start at a depth of ~815 meters (2,675 feet) at a site dubbed “South Reed,” located approximately 120 nautical miles west of Key West, Florida. During the dive, we’ll … Continue reading

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Preparing for Dive 1

We are on station and the weather is looking good for Dive 1, however, we are troubleshooting a mechanical issue with the ship that may cause the dive to be delayed. Today we will be diving a site called we … Continue reading

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Underway!

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer has departed Key West, Florida, to embark on a 23-day mission to explore the diversity and distribution of deep-sea habitats and associated marine communities in the Gulf of Mexico. Our first dive will be tomorrow (November 30) … Continue reading

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In Port: Key West, Florida

After leaving Panama on November 15, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is now in port in Key West, Florida. Our next mission starts on November 29 and will include mapping and remotely operated vehicle operations to explore the Gulf of Mexico. … Continue reading

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Okeanos Explorer mapping through the Caribbean

After spending the last three years in the Pacific Ocean, NOAA vessel Okeanos Explorer is back in the Atlantic. The ship crossed through the Panama Canal on November 15th and is approximately half way through its eight day journey to … Continue reading

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Canal Transit and Gulf of Mexico Mapping

From November 15 – 22, 2017, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will conduct an exploratory mapping expedition from Panama City, Panama, to Key West, Florida. Operations will include transiting through the Panama Canal followed by exploratory transit mapping through the Caribbean and the … Continue reading

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In Port

After transiting from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Balboa, Panama, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is in port. Our next mission, an exploratory mapping expedition from Panama City, Panama, to Key West, Florida, will run from November 15 – 22. Visit this page for more information: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1710/welcome.html

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