ROV Deep Discoverer (D2) will be used to conduct daily dives from 250 to 6,000 meters on Legs 1 and 3 of the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition. Dives will survey seafloor habitats and include high-resolution visual surveys and limited sampling. Here, the Chief Bosun watches as ROV D2 is deployed from the aft deck of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. D2’s powerful lighting, high-definition camera, and sample collection equipment (drawers, boxes, an advanced manipulator, and positionable illumination system) are visible.

ROV Deep Discoverer (D2) will be used to conduct daily dives from 250 to 6,000 meters on Legs 1 and 3 of the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition. Dives will survey seafloor habitats and include high-resolution visual surveys and limited sampling. Here, the Chief Bosun watches as ROV D2 is deployed from the aft deck of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. D2’s powerful lighting, high-definition camera, and sample collection equipment (drawers, boxes, an advanced manipulator, and positionable illumination system) are visible. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

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