Photo of a rainbow from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.

Photo of a rainbow, viewed from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. Image courtesy of Roland Brian, GFOE. Download larger version (jpg, 4.4 MB).

Transit to Honolulu
May 15, 2017

Conditions did not improve overnight. Unfortunately, we were unable to dive today. After a very successful mission of exploring the Central Pacific Basin, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer has begun transiting to Honolulu. We are conducting mapping operations during this journey. Despite the rolling seas, we are all still hard at work going through our data and reviewing our findings. The team has begun working on end-of-cruise reports and making preparations for dry dock, which will begin a couple days after we return to port.