Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs

Mission Overview

From April 9 to April 30, 2015, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer explored largely uncharted deep-sea ecosystems and seafloor in the vicinity of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Video Highlights

April 28 Dive

Spectacular footage of a sea cucumber "taking flight" during exploration of Exocet Seamount on April 28.

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April 14 Dive

The remotely operated vehicle had a fantastic encounter with a four to six-foot squid during mid-water transects on April 14.

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April 10 Dive

Jellyfish seen while exploring Arecibo Amphitheater during the first dive of the expedition on April 10, 2015.

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