Gulf of Mexico 2018

Mission Overview

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.

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Video Highlights

Dive 04: Twisted Squid

We encountered this unusual squid while exploring an unnamed mound.

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Dive 02: Kraken Attack

During Dive 02, we encountered two octopods, Muusoctopus johnsonianus.

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Dive 07: Flight of the Sea Cucumbers

Sea cucumbers swim off the seafloor.

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