Search for the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear

Mission Logs

Follow along as participants in the cruise provide updates and reflections on their experiences, the science, the technology, and other elements of the Search for the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear expedition.

  • Weather Delays

    September 19, 2019  |  By Brad Barr

    Inevitably, weather is likely to get in the way of the “best laid plans” of any at-sea mission, and ours is no exception. As a result of some storms heading toward New England, we have relocated to the more sheltered waters of Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts, just south of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the busy waters of the approaches to The Port of Boston.

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  • Shipwreck Hunting 101: Narrowing the Search for the Bear

    September 15, 2019  |  By Shannon Hoy

    One objective of the first leg of the recent Deep Connections 2019 expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer was to collect information about the seafloor using the ship’s mapping system to help in the search for the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.

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  • Final Preparations for the Search

    September 12, 2019  |  By Brad Barr

    After nearly two decades of planning, the “Search for the Bear” is finally happening! The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bear is arriving at the pier in Boston this afternoon and all the survey equipment has been shipped and received, awaiting loading onto the ship.

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