Map showing the area of the Northwest Gulf of Mexico for Leg 3 ROV operations. The red teardrops are the approximate locations of planned ROV dives during the expedition. The yellow boxes in the north of the operating area are where focused mapping operations were conducted during Leg 2. Bathymetry shown is from 2012 and 2014 Okeanos Explorer cruises and the Extended Continental Shelf Initiative. The area was identified as high priority for mapping operations by multiple management groups. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program; Extended Continental Shelf data courtesy UNH CCOM.