Monthly Archives: April 2018

Dive 13: Midwater Transects

Dive 13 has already surveyed the biology and geology of a previously unexplored narrow ridge feature in the southern end of the Western Florida Escarpment at depths between 2,100-2,250 meters (6,890-7,380 feet). NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will conduct midwater transects … Continue reading

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Dive 13: Southern West Florida Escarpment Ridge

Dive 13 will survey the biology and geology of a completely unexplored narrow ridge feature in the southern end of the Western Florida Escarpment at depths between 2,100-2,250 meters (6,890-7,380 feet). NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer surveyed similarly shaped ridges during … Continue reading

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Dive 12 Complete

Today’s Okeanos Explorer dive surveyed the biology and geology of an unexplored ridge just south of Okeanos Ridge at depths between 400-525 meters (~1,310-1,725 feet), where we found various deep-sea corals and associated fauna. This region was identified by the … Continue reading

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Dive 12: South of Okeanos Ridge

Today’s Okeanos Explorer dive will survey the biology and geology of an unexplored ridge at depths between 400-525 meters (~1,310-1,725 feet), where we expect to find various deep-sea corals and associated fauna. Dive 12, beginning at ~8:15 AM, CDT, will … Continue reading

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Dive 11 Complete

Today’s dive at an unexplored area located between Long Mounds and Many Mounds surveyed the interesting biology and geology found at depths between 400-550 meters. In addition, the first midwater transects of the expedition were conducted during ascent. For more information … Continue reading

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Dive 11 Continues: Midwater Transects

So far, Dive 11 has surveyed the fascinating biology and geology of a previously unexplored area located between Long Mounds and Many Mounds, at a depth of 550 meters (~1,805 feet). Now, the first midwater transects of this expedition will be conducted … Continue reading

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Dive 11: South of Long Mounds and Midwater Transects

Dive 11 will survey the biology and geology of an unexplored area located between Long Mounds and Many Mounds, two areas that are under consideration for establishing new habitat areas of particular concern (HAPC) by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. Previous … Continue reading

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Dive 10 Complete

Deep Discoverer is back at the surface after a successful dive at the West Florida Escarpment Bend to a depth of 3,000 meters (9,840 feet). The science team is busy planning tomorrow’s dive. For more information about this expedition, visit: … Continue reading

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Dive 10: West Florida Escarpment Bend

Today’s NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer dive will focus on surveying the biology and geology of one of the least explored regions of the Gulf of Mexico, the bend in the West Florida Escarpment. The closest historical dive to this site was … Continue reading

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Dive 09: Northern West Florida Escarpment

Today’s dive, approximately 60 kilometers (~37.25 miles) west of yesterday’s dive, will focus on exploring an unexplored portion of the northern end of the West Florida Escarpment.  The closest historical dive was conducted over 25 km away (~15.5 miles) away. We will … Continue reading

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