NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer conducted mapping operations this morning to look for suspected downed World War II era B-29 planes offshore of Saipan before pulling into port at about 10:00 AM ChST (Chamorro Standard Time). Personnel spent the day wrapping up cruise data and products, preparing equipment for the upcoming mapping cruise, cleaning mission spaces, and preparing to host ship tours over the next few days. Leg 1 of the Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition was a remarkable success and is officially over! Our next cruise will be a mapping-only cruise from May 21 to June 11, followed by another remotely operated vehicle cruise with daily dives and live video feeds from June 17 to July 10. Tune back in to continue exploring the Marianas with us!