16 dives in 16 days, and everyone is still smiling! We had a great first leg of the Northeast U.S. Canyons 2013 Expedition. Mission personnel pose for a group photo as NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer steams to port in New York, New York. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013. Download larger version (jpg, 12.4 MB).
Following the completion of yesterday’s remotely operated vehicle dive, the ship began transiting back to land and pulled into port in New York, New York, today at approximately 1200. Onboard personnel are busy wrapping up the cruise, cleaning up spaces, finalizing cruise documentation, and preparing for the in port. The ship will spend six days in New York, New York, before departing for cruise leg 2 of the Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition on July 31.