Monthly Archives: November 2019

November 20: In Port

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is in port at Key West, Florida, and the 2019 Southeast U.S. Deep-sea Exploration has come to a successful conclusion. This was the final Okeanos Explorer expedition for 2019. We’ll be back in the spring. Join … Continue reading

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November 19: Final Dive Complete

Today was the final dive of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer‘s 2019 Southeast U.S. Deep-sea Exploration. We’re headed to port in Key West, Florida, where we will conclude the expedition tomorrow. In the coming days, we’ll continue to post content to … Continue reading

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November 19: Final Dive

Last dive! With today’s dive, the expedition is coming to an end. Join us as we explore some features in an area south of the Dry Tortugas that may be blocks, or boulders, or even coral mounds. We expect to … Continue reading

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November 18: Dive Complete

Yet another successful dive has come to an end. We have one more dive left in this expedition. We hope you can join us tomorrow as we explore some interesting features south of the Dry Tortugas. Our anticipated start time … Continue reading

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November 18: Key West Deep

Operations for today’s dive are underway. The plan is to visit some small knobs and an escarpment feature. We’re hoping for more hotspots! We’ll be on the seafloor starting at ~1,200 meters (3,937 feet) from ~9:20 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. … Continue reading

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November 17: Dive Complete

The remotely operated vehicles are on their way back to the ship after a successful dive. Tomorrow we plan to dive on some mound features to the west of today’s dive with an anticipated start time on the seafloor of … Continue reading

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November 17: Pourtales Terrace (Extended Dive)

Conditions are looking good for today’s dive. Join us as we explore the Pourtales Terrace, both inside and outside the southernmost part of the Stetson-Miami Terrace Deepwater Coral Habitat Area of Particular Concern. We plan to be on the seafloor … Continue reading

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November 16: Dive Complete

Another successful dive! While the ROVs are on their way back to the ship, we’re already gearing up to dive again tomorrow, when we’ll be both inside and outside the southernmost part of the Stetson-Miami Terrace Deepwater Coral Habitat Area … Continue reading

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November 16: Key Largo Deep

The remotely operated vehicles are in the water and on their way to the seafloor. Our Mapping Team worked hard overnight to find a feature for us to dive on today. We plan to be on the seafloor here, off … Continue reading

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November 16: Dive Delayed

Conditions for diving are marginal today, so we’ve had to delay deployment of the remotely operated vehicles. Please stay tuned for updates.

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