Monthly Archives: June 2018

Dive 16 Complete

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer completed the dive surveying the biology and geology along the coast of Pea Island, Outer Banks, NC.  Tomorrow is the last dive of the expedition at Currituck. We will be mapping overnight and will be diving around … Continue reading

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Dive 16: Pea Island

Today we are diving at a canyon off the coast of Pea Island, Outer Banks, NC. The planned dive track covers three potential seep sites that have been identified by bubble plumes in the water column. For more information about this expedition, visit: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1806/welcome.html

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Dive 15 Complete

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer has completed our dive surveying the geology and biology at Keller Canyon. The ship will be mapping overnight in transit to a site called Pea Island.  Tune in around 9 am ET tomorrow, June 30th, for … Continue reading

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Dive 15: Keller Canyon

Today we are diving at Keller Canyon, about 64 kilometers from Hatteras Island, NC.  We are surveying the geology and biology in this area starting at a depth of approximately 760 meters (2,493 feet). We are planning to do water column … Continue reading

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Dive 14 Complete

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer has completed our fourteen dive of the expedition surveying the geology and biology of Hatteras Canyon. We will mapping overnight en-route to the next dive site at Keller Canyon.  Following the dive tomorrow we will have midwater transects exploring … Continue reading

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Dive 14: Hatteras Canyon

Today we are diving on the south side of Hatteras Canyon.  We are surveying the geology and biology in this area starting at a depth of approximately 517 meters (1,696 feet) and ending the dive around 303 meters (994 feet). … Continue reading

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Dive 13 Complete

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer has completed Dive 13 at the “Big Dipper” Anomaly.  The mission team reached the sonar anomaly and it appeared to be geologic in origins. The team continued to circumnavigate the rocky feature and documented many fish … Continue reading

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Dive 13: “Big Dipper” Anomaly

Today NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is diving on a sonar anomaly that could potentially be a shipwreck.  Tune in to help us discover what this sonar anomaly is – be it an archaeology site, a geological formation, or otherwise! ROV … Continue reading

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Dive 12 Complete

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer has completed our twelfth dive of the expedition surveying the geology and biology of Intercanyon Ridge. We will mapping overnight en-route to the next dive site.  We will be diving again tomorrow, June 27, around 9 am ET … Continue reading

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Dive 12: Intercanyon Ridge

The weather has cleared and NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is diving now and will be on the seafloor soon. Today we are diving at a site called Intercanyon Ridge. We are surveying the geology and biology in this area.

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