Monthly Archives: September 2019

In Port: North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Following the successful completion of Leg 2 of the Deep Connections 2019: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts of the United States and Canada expedition, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is in port in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Our next mission will start October 6, 2019, … Continue reading

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Successful final dive of Deep Connections 2019 expedition

The ROVs were just secured on deck after the final dive of the Deep Connections 2019 expedition. Tonight, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will conduct mapping operations while in transit to North Kingston, Rhode Island, where the ship will tie up … Continue reading

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No ROV dive today due to weather

Sea conditions are not conducive for dive operations today. Thus, the team will conduct mapping operations today instead, in an area north of the Block-Alvin Intercanyon that has not yet been mapped. Weather permitting we will have our last ROV … Continue reading

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In transit to Block-Alvin Intercanyon for dive 12

The ROVs just were just secured on deck after a successful dive to 1346 m depths on Veatch Canyon. Tonight, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will transit 60 nautical miles west towards Block-Alvin Intercanyon, the target site of tomorrow’s ROV dive. … Continue reading

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In transit to Veach Canyon

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is currently transiting towards Veatch Canyon, the target site for tomorrow’s ROV dive. That dive will explore benthic communities down to depths of 550 m.

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Successful dive on Retriever Seamount

The ROVs were just secured on deck after a successful dive to depths of 2650 m on Retriever Seamount, located within the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. Tonight, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will conduct overnight mapping operations, and … Continue reading

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Successful dive on Bear Seamount

The ROVs were just secured on deck after a successful dive to 2140 m on Bear Seamount inside the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. Tonight, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will conduct mapping operations, before transiting to Retriever Seamount, … Continue reading

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On station at Bear Seamount for dive 8

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is on station at Bear Seamount, the target site of dive 8 of the Deep Connections 2019 expedition. We are planning to deploy the ROV at 9:30 EDT, and reach the seafloor at 2050 m depth … Continue reading

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ROVs deployed at Oceanographer Canyon

The ROVs were just deployed at Oceanographer Canyon for Dive 7 of the Deep Connections 2019 expedition. We anticipate reaching the seafloor at 540 m depth at ~ 14:00 EDT. Today’s dive will explore benthic communities inside the canyons unit … Continue reading

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ROV deployment at 10:15 EDT

We are preparing to deploy the ROVs at 10:15 EDT and anticipate reaching the seafloor  at ~11:15 EDT. Today’s dive will explore depths between 800-1100 m inside Kinlan Canyon. We will dedicate today’s dive to Dr. Brian Kinlan, after who … Continue reading

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