July 27: Dive 19: Retriever Seamount

Today’s dive will take place on Retriever Seamount, which is one of four seamounts within the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.  The dive is planned to explore one of the prominent pinnacles on the seamount’s summit at a starting depth of approximately 2,000 meters (6,562 feet). This will be the last seamount dive of the expedition.

Remotely operated vehicle deployment is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. ET. The vehicles are expected to reach the seafloor at approximately 10:30 a.m. ET and will remain on the bottom until 3:30 p.m. ET.

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