Deepwater Wonders of Wake: Exploring the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

Mission Overview

From July 27 through August 19, NOAA and partners conducted a telepresence-enabled ocean exploration cruise on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information in and around the Wake Island Unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

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Recent Video Highlights

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Motivation to Explore

The CAPSTONE is a major multi-year effort focused on exploring deepwater marine protected areas in the Pacific.

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Slime Star

During the last dive, scientists saw this slime star, which uses mucus as a defense mechanism.

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Amakasu Maru WWII Shipwreck

During the dive, the ROVs landed close to the intended target and quickly came upon the bow of a ship.

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