During the approximately 50-day expedition, scientists and technicians will focus on little known areas in international and Ecuador waters in the vicinity of the Galápagos Islands. This map shows the preliminary ship track and major exploration targets along the way. Given the Team’s desire to respond to information collected during the expedition, there is a strong chance the final ship track will look significantly different.

During the approximately 50-day expedition, scientists and technicians will focus on little known areas in international and Ecuador waters in the vicinity of the Galápagos Islands. This map shows the preliminary ship track and major exploration targets along the way. Given the Team’s desire to respond to information collected during the expedition, there is a strong chance the final ship track will look significantly different. Map courtesy of Susan Merle, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.

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