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Mission Complete

After 23 days at sea, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is in Honolulu, Hawaii. We made some of the first deepwater scientific observations on several seamounts, acquired a foundation of mapping data in the area, saw richly diverse high-density coral communities, … Continue reading

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Almost to Honolulu

The wind and waves have died down and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset this evening. We can see the glow of the lights of Honolulu in the distance from the bridge. Tonight is the final night of the Mountains in … Continue reading

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Making Progress

We continue our long transit to Hawaii today and are getting much closer. Mapping operations continue and the team is focused on going through data, reviewing findings, writing reports, and preparing for dry dock. 

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Transiting to Honolulu

We continue to conduct mapping operations on our transit to Honolulu. For more information about this expedition, visit: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1705/welcome.html

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Transit to Honolulu

Unfortunately, the conditions did not improve. We will not be diving today. Instead, we will map on the way back to Honolulu. We have enjoyed sharing our successful exploration of the Central Pacific Basin with you and plan to provide … Continue reading

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Dive Canceled

Unfortunately, today’s dive has been canceled due to weather. This was our last dive of the Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin expedition, so the ship is now transiting to Hawaii. Many thanks to everyone who joined … Continue reading

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On Station Now

We are currently on station and evaluating weather conditions. We changed locations and are now at Red Dot Seamount. We hope to be able to dive at 8:30 AM, SST (3:30 PM, EDT). We will update this information as soon … Continue reading

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