Have you ever wondered how people become scientists? Throughout the Exploring Carolina Canyons expedition, we'll be featuring members of the science team, learning how they ended up doing what it is that they do. First up is Shelby Bowden, multibeam processor. To kick off the Battle of the Atlantic expedition, the team set a series of transponders on the seafloor near the wreck sites. The transponders work to determine the exact location of the submersible while conducting laser scanning, allowing for the creation of highly accurate 3-D images of the sites. Beginning on August 24, 2016, a team of scientists and engineers aboard NOAA Ship Pisces will spend 15 days at sea exploring three deepwater canyons off the coast of North Carolina. Specifically, the team will target Keller, Pamlico, and Hatteras canyons. During the week of August 22, the E/V <em>Nautilus</em> team will survey the wreck of the World War II-era aircraft carrier, USS <em>Independence</em>. From August 22 - September 6, join scientists as they characterize the remains of the KS-520 battle, which took place as part of World War II's Battle of the Atlantic.hat rocks are pretty darn important and, in fact, without them, there wouldn’t be a whole lot of biology down in the deep sea.
Incredible images offer first glimpse of sunken WWII-era aircraft carrier; credit: OET

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E/V Nautilus takes a first look at World War II-era USS Independence shipwreck.

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