An unnamed seamount was mapped during our transit mapping operations today. The 2,865-meter high seamount's peak is 562 meters below the surface of the water, with surrounding water depths of 4,709 meters. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 1011 Hohonu Moana. Download larger version (jpg. 299 KB).
Okeanos Explorer continued 24-hour exploration mapping while transiting to the first ROV dive site. The ship mapped an unnamed seamount and a collapsed caldera on the way. The shipboard team conducted safety drills and continued with system familiarization and preparations for the start of dive operations.