Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts






Mission Logs

Follow along as participants in the cruise provide updates and reflections on their experiences, the science, the technology, and other elements of the expedition.

 

Computer Model Successfully Predicts Habitat Suitability for Deep-Sea Corals

September 15: Computer Model Successfully Predicts Habitat Suitability for Deep-Sea Corals

The exploration of remote, deep-sea locations can be expensive and challenging. Habitat suitability modeling has become a cost-effective tool to help researchers prioritize areas and maximize deep-sea mapping and exploration efforts.

The Mysterious Identity of the Bright-Red Sea Toad

September 12: The Mysterious Identity of the Bright-Red Sea Toad

On September 8, 2017, this bright-red sea toad (Chaunacops species) was seen during a remotely operated vehicle dive at a seamount ridge, dubbed “Beach Ridge,” in the Musicians Seamounts. Its identity is a mystery.

Our first two dives in the Musicians Seamounts.

September 9: Overture to the Musicians Seamounts

The Musicians Seamounts offer a unique opportunity to expand our geological knowledge of fracture zones, hotspot volcanism, and how these features interact in areas where they coexist. Our first two dives in the Musicians Seamounts proved to be nothing short of a masterpiece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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