Map showing the operating area for the 2011 Mid-Cayman Rise Exploration. The exploration will focus on the oceanic core complexes that appear to dominate construction of the rift valley walls along much of the Mid-Cayman Rise, and the inner wall of the Cayman Trough fracture zone immediately to the north – investigating the geology, marine life, and hydrothermal systems that these areas might host.

Map showing the operating area for the 2011 Mid-Cayman Rise Exploration. The exploration will focus on the oceanic core complexes that appear to dominate construction of the rift valley walls along much of the Mid-Cayman Rise, and the inner wall of the Cayman Trough fracture zone immediately to the north – investigating the geology, marine life, and hydrothermal systems that these areas might host. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, MCR Expedition 2011.

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Mid-Cayman Rise Expedition 2011: Mission Plan

Okeanos Explorer: Mid-Cayman Rise Expedition 2011

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NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery