2015 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaiʻi

Mission Overview

From July 10 to September 30, a team of NOAA and external partners both at-sea and on shore conducted mapping and remotely operated vehicle operations in the deep waters of the Hawaiian Archipelago, including the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and Johnston Atoll – part of the recently expanded Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

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Video Highlights

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Sea Cucumber

Leg 4 Dive 13: Guyot Ridge

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Halosaur

Leg 4 Dive 04: Southeast Johnston

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Deepwater Hermit Crab

Dive 08: Bank 9 South

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