From: NOAA
Published September 11, 2017 08:15 AM

10 greatest sightings, so far, from NOAA's exploration of the deepwater Pacific

Today, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is embarking on the last leg of NOAA’s three-year mission to explore the deep Pacific Ocean when it heads to the Musicians Seamounts and the Hawaiian Islands.

Starting September 7, you, too, can join the expedition virtually by following the live video streamed by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) diving down to the seafloor near Musicians Seamounts. Dives will continue through September 29, usually between 2:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. Eastern, depending on weather and ocean conditions.

As the Okeanos sets out on its final research leg of this mission, we invite you to take a photo and video journey through the 10 greatest sightings – to date – made during NOAA’s CAPSTONE mission, a multiyear effort to collect baseline information to support science and management decisions in and around U.S. marine protected areas in the central and western Pacific.


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