For the final dive of the 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones expedition, we will be exploring the water column within Hydrographer Canyon through a series of two transect passes. The first pass will involve transects at depths of 300, 500, 700, and 900 meters (984, 1,640, 2,297, and 2,953 feet). The second pass will be dictated by features of interest, including those detected through sensor readings and observations made from the first pass.
The remotely operated vehicles will be deployed at 9:00 a.m. ET and reach the first transect depth (300 meters/984 feet) at approximately 9:15 a.m. ET. We will continue exploration until approximately 3:00 p.m. ET.