Hohonu Moana: Exploring the Deep Waters Off Hawai'i: LIVE VIDEO Hoplostethus crassispinus - in the same genus as, and related to the Orange Roughy. NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer returned to port at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, this evening, bringing Leg 2 of the Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaiʻi Expedition to a close. The next leg of the expedition starts August 28, 2015. Lance Horn, of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s Undersea Vehicle Program, guides the Mohawk remotely operated vehicle over the stern of the R/V Walton Smith for the first dive of the 2015 Coral Ecosystem Connectivity cruise. Kimberly Puglise of NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science assists. Gorgonocephalus sp., a basket star (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea).
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