Nearly 95 percent still uncharted, the ocean is mankind’s final boundary here on Earth. And at this very moment you can join scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in their quest to discover more about this deep blue nothingness.
The United States’ only federally funded ship designated for ocean exploration, the Okeanos Explorer, is on another delegation to explore noteworthy sites at the rear end of the ocean. The squad is cruising off the seacoast of New England in the Atlantic Ocean gathering data about deep-sea gorges and mountain ranges.
They’re sending the rover of a 4,200-foot dive to find out a petty gorge just east of Veatch Canyon. This is the fourth leap within the third leg of their missionary work, which will conclude Oct. 7. This task takes researchers to a deep-sea neighborhood that’s near one of the most populous areas of the United States.
They’ll be collecting baseline facts about the New England Seamount Chain, an underwater mountain range, which has never been seen by humans. The information gathered by the Okeanos team is important for both scientists and resource managers to better notify research and decision-making.