The second leg of the NZASRoF'05 expedition will depart from Tauranga, New Zealand. The RV Ka'imikai-o-Kanaloa will sail north-northeast to the southern segment of the Kermadec Arc. The possible submersible dive targets for the second leg include: Clark, Tangaroa, Rumble V, Rumble III, Healy and Brothers volcanoes. After the last dive the ship will return to New Zealand to drop off the scientific crew. Bathymetry data sets for this fly-through include low-resolution satellite altimetry data from Sandwell and Smith (bottom layer), and high-resolution EM300 bathymetry data in the area of the dive sites (top layer). The EM300 data are provided courtesy of New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). Bathymetry data are vertically exaggerated 3 times. Fly-through movie courtesy of the NOAA Vents Program.

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