With 22 ROV dives and mapping over 21,000 km2 of seafloor, Leg 3 of the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas covered a lot of ground! Here ROV dives are noted in white, with the ship’s track displayed as the multibeam bathymetry collected. The US EEZ is outlined in grey and the blue and orange lines represent the boarders of the Trench and Island Units, respectively, of the Marinas Trench Marine National Monument. The red triangles represent the Volcanic Units of the Monument.

With 22 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dives and mapping over 21,000 square kilometers of seafloor, Leg 3 of the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas covered a lot of ground! Here ROV dives are noted in white, with the ship’s track displayed as the multibeam bathymetry collected. The U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone is outlined in grey and the blue and orange lines represent the borders of the Trench and Island Units, respectively, of the Marinas Trench Marine National Monument. The red triangles represent the Volcanic Units of the Monument. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

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Mission Log: July 12: Leg 3 Mission Summary

2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas

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