Seamounts

Related Expeditions

Below are some past expeditions featured on the OceanExplorer.NOAA.gov website related to seamounts.

Deep Connections 2019: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts of the United States and Canada

Deep Connections 2019: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts of the United States and Canada

Deep Connections 2019: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts of the United States and Canada was a two-part, telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition.

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Gulf of Alaska Seamounts 2019

Gulf of Alaska Seamounts 2019

From July 21 – August 3, 2019, a multi-disciplinary and international team of scientists and media personnel sailed from Seward, Alaska, to the Gulf of Alaska Seamounts region onboard R/V Sikuliaq.

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DEEP SEARCH 2019: DEEP Sea Exploration to Advance Research on Coral/Canyon/Cold seep Habitats

DEEP SEARCH 2019: DEEP Sea Exploration to Advance Research on Coral/Canyon/Cold seep Habitats

From April 9 to 30, 2019, NOAA and partners at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the U.S. Geological Survey conducted a research expedition on NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown to collect critical baseline information about deepwater habitats offshore the U.S. Mid- and South Atlantic coasts.

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Laulima O Ka Moana: Exploring Deep Monument Waters Around Johnston 2017

Laulima O Ka Moana: Exploring Deep Monument Waters Around Johnston 2017

NOAA and partners conducted an expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly known deepwater areas in the Johnston Atoll Unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

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Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin 2017

Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin 2017

NOAA and partners conducted a telepresence-enabled expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly known deepwater areas as it transited across the northern portion of the Cook Islands, with focused work in the vicinity of both the Jarvis Island and Kingman/Palmyra units of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, prior to returning to Honolulu.

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Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific Marine Protected Areas 2017

Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific Marine Protected Areas 2017

NOAA and partners conducted a telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly known deepwater areas in the Howland and Baker Unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and the Phoenix Islands Protected Area.

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American Samoa Expedition: Suesuega o le Moana o Amerika Samoa 2017

American Samoa Expedition: Suesuega o le Moana o Amerika Samoa 2017

NOAA and partners conducted two telepresence-enabled ocean exploration cruises on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information of unknown and poorly known deepwater areas in American Samoa and Samoa, with an emphasis on Rose Atoll Marine National Monument, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, and National Park of American Samoa.

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Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts 2017

Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts 2017

NOAA and partners conducted a telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas around the Musicians Seamounts and the Hawaiian Islands.

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Deepwater Wonders of Wake: Exploring the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument 2016

Deepwater Wonders of Wake: Exploring the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument 2016

The 24-day Deepwater Wonders of Wake: Exploring the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument expedition addressed science themes, priority areas, and exploration targets put forward by scientists and managers across the broad ocean science community.

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Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas 2016

Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas 2016

The expedition was a 59-day, three leg telepresence-enabled expedition including remotely operated vehicle, CTD rosette, and mapping operations to explore unknown and poorly known areas in and around the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaii 2016

Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaii 2016

Scientists continued a 2015 Hohonu Moana expedition effort to explore deep-water habitats in and around Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The expedition included work on seamounts in the Mid-Pacific Mountains.

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Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaii 2015

Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaii 2015

The 69-day expedition included four cruise legs to conduct mapping and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations in the deep waters of the Hawaiian Archipelago.

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Océano Profundo: Exploring Puerto Rico's Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs 2015

Océano Profundo: Exploring Puerto Rico's Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs 2015

A three-leg expedition aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer explored unknown and poorly known deepwater regions around Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts 2014

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts 2014

During this mission NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer explored the largely unknown deep-sea ecosystems of the U.S. Atlantic coast. Our at-sea and shore-based science team collected baseline data in the Atlantic submarine canyons and along the New England Seamount Chain.

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Davidson Seamount: Exploring Ancient Coral Gardens 2006

Davidson Seamount: Exploring Ancient Coral Gardens 2006

During this mission scientists explored the cold waters of the Davidson Seamount at depths of 4,100 to 12,000 feet (1,250 to 3,660 meters) off the Central California coastline.

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North Atlantic Stepping Stones 2005

North Atlantic Stepping Stones 2005

During this mission scientists studied the very old New England and Corner Stone seamount chains to help them understand the distribution of deep-sea biodiversity.

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Gulf of Alaska 2004

Gulf of Alaska 2004

This expedition party dove to 3,500 meters to conduct biological and geological investigations on five submerged volcanoes over a 400-nautical-mile section of the Northeast Pacific.

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Mountains in the Sea 2004

Mountains in the Sea 2004

During this expedition scientists returned to document and try to understand the octocoral communities of the New England Seamounts.

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Mountains in the Sea 2003

Mountains in the Sea 2003

Explorers visited several little-known seamounts in the North Atlantic to study various aspects of deep-sea octocorals and other organisms living on and around these submerged mountains.

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Davidson Seamount 2002

Davidson Seamount 2002

A team explored the Davidson seamount with remotely operated vehicles. Extensive video surveying and biological sampling shed light on this little known undersea island.

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Northwestern Hawaiian Islands 2002

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands 2002

A team of scientists traveled to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, a remote chain of small islands and atolls, to view unexplored seamounts and map pristine coral reefs.

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Exploring Alaska's Seamounts 2002

Exploring Alaska's Seamounts 2002

Scientists studied several unexplored seamounts in the Gulf of Alaska to understand how they formed and to determine their volcanic history.

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The above items are only a selection of the educational materials highlighting seamounts on our website.

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