Dive 17: Rapano Ridge & Midwater Transects

Today we’re diving on the crest of Rapano Ridge at a depth of ~2,000 meters. Sharp elongate ridge features, much like Rapano, have been shown to harbor large-scale, high-density coral communities, so tune in to see what we find! Starting around 4:00 pm HST we’ll conduct midwater transects on the way back to the surface. Thanks for watching!
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Dive 16 Complete

The ROVs are back on deck after spending the day exploring the water column. Tonight the team aboard the Okeanos Explorer is transiting and mapping the seafloor to Saturday’s dive. Check back soon for more info!

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Water Column Wonderland Part II

Today’s dive is our second full-day midwater dive dedicated completely to exploring the water column, the world’s largest biome! Thanks for tuning in!

 

 

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Dive 15: Mozart Seamount

Today we’re diving on Mozart Seamount at a depth range of 3800-3600 meters. This is the deepest dive of the Deep-Sea Symphony expedition and the second of two dives to investigate the interaction between hotspot volcanism and fracture zones. Thanks for tuning in!

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Overnight Transit & Mapping

The ROVs are secured on deck for the night. Tonight the team aboard the Okeanos Explorer is transiting and mapping the seafloor to Thursday’s dive site at Mozart Seamount. ROV launch is scheduled for 8:30 am HST. Thanks for watching!

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Dive 14: Lizst Seamount

Today we’re diving on Lizst Seamount at a depth range of 2550 – 2200 meters. This is the first of two dives to investigate the interaction between hotspot volcanism and fracture zones. Thanks for watching!

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Overnight Transit & Mapping

After an exciting dive at Paganini Seamount and midwater transects the ROVs are secured on deck for the night. Tonight the team aboard the Okeanos Explorer is transiting and mapping the seafloor to Wednesday’s dive site at Liszt Seamount. ROV launch is scheduled for 8:30 am HST and we’ll be descending to  ~2,550 meters (8,360 feet). Thanks for watching!

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