The first Okeanos expedition of 2017 will commence on January 20 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will conclude on February 11 in Pago Pago, American Samoa, mapping the seafloor in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and Phoenix Islands Protected Area along the way. This unusual jellyfish was seen during the 2015 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaii expedition, on a dive at Deep Twin Ridge within the Johnston Atoll region. On December 7, 2016, the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, at the conclusion of the ROV shakedown cruise, the team on the Okeanos explored this Japanese mini submarine, five miles off the entrance to Pearl Harbor. The sub was sunk on the morning of December 7, 1941, 90 minutes before Pearl Harbor was bombed by air. These snails were seen on a hydrothermal vent field at Chammoro Seamount that was discovered during the Okeanos Explorer 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition. Check out the new OER Video Portal – a self-service web portal allowing anyone to access video segments and highlights recorded onboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer during expeditions conducted from 2010 through 2016.
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