NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer docked at her home port in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts 2014. Download larger version (jpg, 978 KB).
After over a month of remotely operated vehicle dives, mapping, and public outreach events, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer returned to her home port in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Our team spent the day finalizing cruise documentation, packing, and preparing for the winter inport period. While we battled the weather for much of the cruise, it was still very successful. We completed the first-ever explorations of five canyons and four seamounts, including the deepest dive ever in the New England Seamount Chain. Okeanos will be exploring the Caribbean this spring, so we will see you then!