From August 6 - September 2, we will conduct the third Voyage to the Ridge 2022 expedition, with mapping operations and dives using our two-bodied remotely operated vehicle (ROV) system to explore the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (south of the Azores) and the Azores Plateau. Video from ROV dives will be streamed online in real time from approximately 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, August 7 - August 28. During dives, we expect to explore deep-sea coral and sponge habitats, potential hydrothermal vent and extinct polymetallic sulfide systems, fracture and rift zones, and the water column.
When Mystic Aquarium first applied for an Ocean Exploration Education Mini-Grant from NOAA Ocean Exploration and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, they intended to use the funds to create an Ocean Exploration Adventure for 200 eighth grade students and their five teachers from underserved communities in Cranston, Rhode Island.
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