July 28: Dive 20: Water Column Exploration

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.

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The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research is the only federal program dedicated to exploring our deep ocean, closing the prominent gap in our basic understanding of U.S. deep waters and seafloor and delivering the ocean information needed to strengthen the economy, health, and security of our nation.
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