Photo & Video Log

This page contains photos and videos taken during Exploring the Submerged New World, a mission that took place from August 8 to 18, 2011. Click on any image to view a larger version and for additional information. If a movie camera icon camera icon is present, a video can be viewed by clicking on the image. Multiple video formats are available on the linked pages. If a Podcast icon Podcast Icon is present, a video or audio file is available for download or you can subscribe to the RSS Podcast Feed. NOAA Podcast RSS 2.0 Feed

If a slideshow icon slideshow icon is present, a visual log of exploration images can be viewed. You can scroll through them one by one, or select the play button for an automatic slideshow.

(HR) = "High Resolution" images available.

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C. Andrew Hemmings and James Adovasio discuss this year's project.

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Watch a video Podcast Icon Podcast of C. Andrew Hemmings and James Adovasio discuss this year's project.

 

 

 

Images

During the Late Pleistocene, Florida's shoreline extended much farther offshore than the present coast does. The Florida Middle Grounds were part of the exposed coastal margin.

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During the Late Pleistocene, Florida's shoreline extended much farther offshore than the present coast does.

Palm Beach Maritime Academy Teacher, Steven Allen, slogging in the Everglades.  Each year he takes his seventh- and eighth-grade students on an experiential learning trek to experience first-hand the effects agricultural and residential run-off has on Florida's waters.  Students analyze water samples, measuring nitrates and pH levels as markers for pollutants.

A teacher at Sea Palm Beach Palm Beach Maritime Academy Teacher, Steven Allen is shown here slogging in the Everglades. (HR)


Students from the Palm Beach Maritime Academy draw awareness to shark finning at the 2011 Lake Worth Street Painting Festival.  The United States has banned the practice of removing fins from sharks but it continues in many places around the world.

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Students from the Palm Beach Maritime Academy draw awareness to shark finning at the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival. (HR)

 

In 2009, the Submerged New World team investigated several areas that have potential to contain deposits from the Late Pleistocene. This year the team will return to some of these ares to investigate them more thoroughly. C. Andrew Hemmings and Nicolas Alvarado dig a hole through old coral that covers the buried — and ancient — Suwannee River, about 75 miles offshore.

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C. Andrew Hemmings and Nicolas Alvarado dig a hole through old coral covering the Suwannee River. (HR)

Sea level rise since the last glacial episode.

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Sea level rise since the last glacial episode.

 

 

Join scientists as they study the biology, geology and oceanography of a series of canyons off the middle Atlantic coast of the U.S.

Mission Intro
Join scientists as they study the biology, geology, and oceanography of a series of canyons off the middle Atlantic coast of the U.S.

In 2009, archaeologists on the Submerged New World team located exposed bedrock chert, a possible source of material for making stone tools. This picture shows a fresh exposed face of chert after sampling.

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In 2009, archaeologists on the Submerged New World team located exposed bedrock chert. (HR)

A modern map of Florida shows (with a dark line) the approximate location of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) coastline. During the Late Pleistocene, Florida's shoreline extended much farther offshore than the present coast. The general project area is indicated.

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A modern map of Florida shows the approximate location of the Last Glacial Maximum coastline. The general project area is indicated. (HR)