At Sea: Okeanos Explorer 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones

June 30 - July 29

From June 30 through July 29, 2021, NOAA Ocean Exploration and partners will conduct the 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones: New England and Corner Rise Seamounts expedition, a telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas off the eastern U.S. coast and high seas.

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This pink bubblegum coral (an octocoral) being overgrown by yellow zoanthids (hexacorals) was seen while diving on a seamount at a depth of 2,016 meters (6,614 feet) during the 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana: Exploring Deep Monument Waters Around Johnston Atoll expedition. Image courtesy of NOAA Ocean Exploration, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.

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Celebrating 20 Years of NOAA Ocean Exploration

Celebrating 20 Years of NOAA Ocean Exploration

Continuing our reflection on 20 years of NOAA Ocean Exploration, we’ll take a look back at some of the technology that has been essential — and game changing — in enabling our exploration of the dark and cold depths of the deep sea.

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