Monthly Archives: November 2018

Mapping Deepwater Areas in the Caribbean and South Atlantic Bight

From November 28 to December 16, 2018, the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research and its partners will conduct telepresence-enabled mapping and remotely operated vehicle dives from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer in support of federal agency and scientific community … Continue reading

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Back in port in San Juan, Puerto Rico

This morning, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer pulled back into port San Juan, Puerto Rico. This marks the end of the 2018 Océano Profundo expedition which explored the waters surrounding Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, some of the least known and … Continue reading

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ROV off seafloor

ROV Deep Discoverer just left the seafloor after a successful dive to 5,000 m on Mona Seamount. Today’s dive was the last and deepest dive of the expedition, as well as one of the deepest ever to reach the seafloor … Continue reading

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ROV on seafloor at 5000 m

ROV Deep Discoverer just reached the seafloor at a depth of over 5,000 m on Mona Seamount. Today’s dive will be the last and deepest dive of the expedition, as well as one of the deepest ever to reach the … Continue reading

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ROVs deployed

We just deployed the ROVs for a dive on Mona Seamount off the northwest shore of Puerto Rico. Today’s dive will explore seafloor depths down to 5000 m. It will be the deepest dive of the expedition, and one of … Continue reading

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On station for Dive 19

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer arrived on station at Mona Seamount, the target exploration site for the 19th and final dive of the expedition. Today’s dive will explore seafloor depths down to 5000 m. It will be the deepest dive of … Continue reading

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ROV off seafloor

ROV Deep Discoverer just left the seafloor after a dive to 350 m west of Desecheo Island. Tonight we will conduct mapping operations off the northwest shore of Puerto Rico. Tomorrow we are planning a dive to 5000 m on … Continue reading

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ROV on bottom

ROV Deep Discoverer just reached the seafloor at a depth of 350 m on a ridge feature located west of Desecheo Island. Today’s dive will explore seafloor habitats at depths between 250-350 m until 16:15 AST.

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ROVs in the water

After a delay due to sea conditions, we were able to launch the ROVs at a site west of Desecheo Island. Today’s dive will explore seafloor habitats at 300-400 m depths. We expect to be on the seafloor at ~11:45 … Continue reading

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ROV launch delayed

When NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer arrived at the planned dive site for today, we experienced too strong currents for dive operations and consequently had to move to an alternate location. We just arrived at the alternate site west of Desecheo … Continue reading

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