The Gulf of Mexico 2018 was a 23-day telepresence-enabled expedition to collect critical information and acquire data on priority exploration areas identified by the ocean management and scientific communities.
From April 11 to May 3, 2018, NOAA and partners conducted a telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas in the Gulf of Mexico.Learn more
We encountered this unusual squid while exploring an unnamed mound.Learn more
During Dive 02, we encountered two octopods, Muusoctopus johnsonianus.Learn More
Sea cucumbers swim off the seafloor.Learn more