2016 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawai'i

Mission Overview

From February 25 to March 18, scientists continued 2015 Hohonu Moana expedition efforts to explore deepwater habitats in and around Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The expedition included work on seamounts in the Mid-Pacific Mountains while en route to port in Kwajalein.

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Video Highlights

Dive 6: Community

During Dive 6, scientists explored top portion of an unnamed seamount west of Salmon Bank.

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Dive 8: Crinoid

Crinoid found attached to a coral during Dive 8.

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Mapping the Ocean

Mapping the seafloor can reveal features that we didn't even know existed before.

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