Live video: February 16 - March 2 A brisingid sea star clings to a ferromanganese cobble. Sea lilies and feather stars, properly called crinoids, are among the strangest of creatures that scientists will encounter during the expedition. From February 16 to March 2, NOAA and partners will use NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to explore unknown and poorly known deepwater areas in American Samoa and Samoa, with an emphasis on Rose Atoll Marine National Monument, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, and National Park of American Samoa. The first Okeanos expedition of 2017 will commence on January 20 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will conclude on February 11 in Pago Pago, American Samoa, mapping the seafloor in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and Phoenix Islands Protected Area along the way.
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