After three months of operations, four cruise legs, 65 days at sea, and 49 remotely operated vehicle dives, the Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawai’i expedition came to a close.
After a very successful mission surveying the deepwater habitats at Johnston Atoll, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer ship returned to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, wrapping up the Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaiʻi expedition and the 2015 field season.
Although the team was working in the tropics, the temperature of waters on the deep-sea floor being explored were near freezing.
Learn what is it is like to serve as the Executive Officer of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.
Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute faculty offer graduate students the opportunity to participate in deep-ocean exploration during the Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaiʻi expedition.
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