NOAA Ocean Exploration Webinar for Educators – Hohonu Moana: Exploring the Deep Waters off Hawaii 2016

February 18, 2016

 

This jellyfish appears to be an undescribed species of Bathykorus - a genus only described in 2010 – and was imaged about halfway through the September 18 dive at Deep Twin Ridge

This jellyfish appears to be an undescribed species of Bathykorus - a genus only described in 2010 – and was imaged about halfway through the September 18 dive at Deep Twin Ridge. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA’s) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research invites educators and other interested parties to a webinar to introduce educational resources developed for the upcoming 2016 Hohonu Moana Expedition on the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. This cruise will continue the 2015 Hohonu Moana Expedition’s exploration of deep-water habitats in and around Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) and will include work on seamounts in the Mid-Pacific Ocean while en route to port in Kwajalein. Daily ROV dives are planned to explore seamounts, rift zone ridges, and other types of topography as we search for communities of deep-sea corals and sponges and manganese crust habitats from 1,000 - 2,500 meters.

The expedition will include bathymetric mapping using multibeam sonar, water column profiling, and exploration using the NOAA remotely operated vehicle, Deep Discoverer. Using telepresence technology, scientists on board will collaborate with scientists participating remotely from shore as they investigate biological habitats and geologic history of the deep ocean surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. Educators, students and the general public can follow along and watch this expedition unfold in real-time via the internet.

This 60-minute webinar will provide an introduction to the expedition and the associated education products, including standards-based lessons and other resources to enable educators and their students to delve more deeply into the expedition online.

 

Title: NOAA Ocean Exploration Webinar for Educators – Hohonu Moana: Exploring the Deep Waters off Hawaii 2016

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Questions: susan.haynes@noaa.gov

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