Below are some past expeditions featured on the OceanExplorer.NOAA.gov website that visited cold seep sites.
During the Gulf of Mexico 2017 expedition, a team of scientists and technicians, both at sea and on shore, conducted exploratory investigations into the diversity and distribution of deep-sea habitats and associated marine communities in the Gulf of Mexico basin.Read more
A team of scientists and technicians both at sea and on shore conducted exploratory investigations on the diversity and distribution of deep-sea habitats and marine life along the Northeast U.S. Canyons and at Mytilus Seamount, located within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone.Read more
A main goal of the Chile Margin 2010 expedition was to explore the Chile triple junction, which is the only place on Earth where an actively spreading mid-ocean ridge is being subducted beneath a continent, providing a unique setting for scientists to compare fauna at both hydrothermal vents and cold seeps in close proximity.Read more
This expedition consisted of four scientific investigations to study the continental shelf break and slope from the eastern coast of Florida to North Carolina. It focused on the characterization of deep-reef habitats; exploration of the unique outer shelf and slope habitats off the Carolinas; discovery of new resources with pharmaceutical potential; and exploration of vision and cold seeps in the deep-sea benthos.Read more
The objective of New Zealand Seeps, or NEW ZEEPS 06, was to study the fauna and microbial communities of four types of chemosynthetic habitats: hydrothermal vents, cold seeps, whale falls, and sunken wood. The waters around New Zealand are among the few places in the world where these four chemosynthetic habitat types occur in close proximity.Read more
In 2002, a series of explorations took place in the Gulf of Mexico during the summer in order to discover and characterize new species at methane seep sites, explore unique outer shelf and slope habitats, and discover new resources with pharmaceutical potentialRead more