Map showing the operating area for the 2011 Mid-Cayman Rise Exploration. This expedition will focus on the shallow outer “walls” of the ridge – using seafloor mapping, water column investigations for tell-tale chemical signals of nearby venting, and detailed ROV observations.

Map showing the operating area for the 2011 Mid-Cayman Rise Exploration. This expedition will focus on the shallow outer “walls” of the ridge – using seafloor mapping, water column investigations for tell-tale chemical signals of nearby venting, and detailed ROV observations. 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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