We have collected some of Ocean Explorer's best video content. Visit this page to access videos from various expeditions over the years. Or check out our YouTube Channel.
The videos on this page were collected from the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer during several expeditions, including the Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition, the Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 Expedition, Galápagos Rift 2011 Expedition, and INDEX-SATAL 2010 Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region of Indonesian waters.
Visit this page to view images from various expeditions over the years. You'll find images of maps, marine life, history, technology, explorers, and more.
Here are a selection of great images that you can use to spice up your computer desktop. Simply select the desired wallpaper image and follow the instructions on the page to make the photo the backdrop for your computer screen.
View images of friendly octopuses seen during our ocean explorations that have been featured through our Facebook and Twitter accounts as part of "Octopus Friday." Enjoy!
This interactive map allows you to search for cruises by year, going back to 2001, and access data and information for specific cruises, as available.
Track the progress of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer in near real time using this interactive Google map. You can also access data, such as bathymetry, water temperature, and salinity, collected during current and past (back to 2009) expeditions.
Dive beneath the surface, explore the ocean with top marine experts, learn about ocean observations, climate change, and endangered species, and discover new places including seamounts and shipwrecks using these interactive Google maps.
The Multimedia Discovery Missions are a series of 14 interactive multimedia presentations and learning activities that address topics ranging from chemosynthesis and hydrothermal vent life and deep-sea benthos to food, water, and medicine from the sea.
Ocean Careers to Inspire Another Generation of Explorers, or OceanAGE Careers, invites students to learn about the talented people who explore our ocean planet. From underwater pilots to research scientists, these marine explorers provide students with first-hand knowledge of exciting careers through live interviews, profiles, and mission logs.
Discover unique video clips from various expeditions as part of the MySubmarine explorer interactive experience. Scroll through education lesson plans, or tell a friend about our site by sending them an Email postcard. Note: Once inside the submarine, you can scroll through the creatures and features on the right menu panel or pick one from the expeditions maps on the left panel.
Before you begin, please read the system requirements and recommendations below.
Flash 8 or higher required, best viewed with browser full screen or maximized, 16bit or higher recommended, resolution 1024x768 or higher recommended. Sound card and speakers are required to hear the audio.
Adobe PDF reader will be required to view PDF documents.
Team up with other players around the globe or your classroom to solve the puzzle. Help the group by correctly answering questions about the ocean to reveal one more piece of a hidden picture.
Try to solve the puzzle by dragging one of the nine squares to another location within the picture frame. Continue to sort the squares into different locations until the puzzle is solved. Challenge yourself to solve the puzzle in as few moves as possible.
Revised March 18, 2014 by the Ocean Explorer Webmaster
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