ROV Deep Discoverer recovers a current meter at a dive site just south of Oahu. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana. Download larger version (jpg, 1.1 MB).
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer got underway this morning with a newly repaired VSAT and generator. We conducted a short dive just south of Oahu to collect two current meters that were deployed a couple of years ago. We were also looking for an unusual black coral that was documented during the original instrument deployment. After recovering the two meters, ROV Deep Discoverer located and collected a sample of the unusual coral. Mapping operations commenced after the vehicles were secured on deck as we transited to the next dive site at Niʻihau.