From August 6 - September 2, we will conduct the third Voyage to the Ridge 2022 expedition, with mapping operations and dives using our two-bodied remotely operated vehicle (ROV) system to explore the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (south of the Azores) and the Azores Plateau. Video from ROV dives will be streamed online in real time from approximately 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, August 7 - August 28. During dives, we expect to explore deep-sea coral and sponge habitats, potential hydrothermal vent and extinct polymetallic sulfide systems, fracture and rift zones, and the water column.
Between May 26 - June 14, 2022, a team of scientists explored Escanaba Trough, a feature located about 200 miles off the coast of northern California.
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