Monthly Archives: June 2019

June 30: Dive 09: Blake Escarpment

Today we are diving in the Blake Escarpment around 1,400 meters (4,593 feet). As we ascend, we will also be doing several mid-water transects to observe and collect the biota in the vastly unexplored water column.  We expect to be … Continue reading

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Dive 08 Complete; Mapping Underway

After the successful completion of our water column and seafloor exploration, we will spend the evening/night collecting valuable mapping data. And then, we’ll be back in the water to dive again tomorrow, starting on bottom around 9 am ET, to … Continue reading

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June 29: Dive 8: Central Blake Plateau Scarp

Today is an exciting dive as we will be at a location that was identified during the first leg of this expedition to have a unique drop in temperature, decrease in salinity, and increase in dissolved oxygen at approximately 860 … Continue reading

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Dive 07 Complete; Mapping Underway

While we did not find a shipwreck, we did have a very exciting dive ending with a shark feeding frenzy. After the successful completion of our dive today, we will spend tonight collecting valuable mapping data. We’ll be back in … Continue reading

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June 28: Dive 07: Potential Archaeology Target

Today is an exciting day of exploration as we explore an unknown sonar anomaly during the seventh dive of the Windows to the Deep 2019 expedition. Last year we found this anomaly in our high resolution mapping data. Starting around … Continue reading

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Dive 06 Complete; Mapping Underway

Today’s water column and benthic exploration is complete. Mapping data will be collected overnight, and then tomorrow morning we will dive again, this time on a potential shipwreck site. We anticipate being on the seafloor starting around 9 am ET … Continue reading

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June 27: Dive 06: Stetson Mesa Seep

Today we will dive at a potential cold seep on the Blake Plateau, originally mapped by NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer in 2014. As we ascend, we will also be doing several mid-water transects to observe and collect the biota in … Continue reading

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Next Dive: Thursday, June 27

Dive 05 of the Windows to the Deep 2019 was successfully completed yesterday. Unfortunately, we won’t be diving today (Wednesday), but we will be back in the water again on Thursday to begin this expedition’s first seep dive. We expect … Continue reading

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June 25: Dive 05: Central Blake Plateau Mounds

Today we will dive on a mound in the Central Black Plateau that was identified during the first leg of the Windows to the Deep 2019 expedition last month. We expect to encounter similar habitat that is suitable for deep-sea … Continue reading

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Dive 04 Complete; Mapping Underway

After the successful completion of our dive today, we will spend tonight collecting valuable mapping data. We’ll be back in the water to dive again tomorrow, starting on bottom around 9 am ET to explore for corals, sponges, and geology.

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