Sunrise over the back of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017. Download larger version (jpg, 5.9 MB).
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer pulled into Singing River Island in Pascagoula, Mississippi, first thing this morning. The next couple of days will be very busy as we break things down following 13 active months and get everything ready for the winter in-port before the crew heads home for the holidays.