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Ocean Exploration: 2011

Pacific Deep Reefs 2011

February - March 2011: In this deep-diving expedition to the Southern Pacific, scientists characterized deep-reef communities and began the task of assessing organisms for their biotechnology potential.

No known articles related to this expedition have been published at this time.

Deepwater Mid-Atlantic Canyons Exploration 2011

June 2011: This project represented a major systematic exploration of submarine canyons on the continental margin of the eastern United States. Scientists used data and information to improve knowledge of the type and extent of unique deep-water communities in the mid-Atlantic canyons.

Brooke, S. D. and Ross, S. W. (2014). First observations of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa in mid-Atlantic canyons of the USA. Deep-Sea Research Part Ii-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 104, 245-251. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.06.011

Brooke, S. D., et al. (2017). Distributions and habitat associations of deep-water corals in Norfolk and Baltimore Canyons, Mid-Atlantic Bight, USA. Deep-Sea Research Part Ii-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 137, 131-147. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.05.008

Prouty, N. G., et al. (2017). Seasonal variability in the source and composition of particulate matter in the depositional zone of Baltimore Canyon, US Mid-Atlantic Bight. Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers, 127, 77-89. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2017.08.004

Ross, S. W., et al. (2015). Demersal fish distribution and habitat use within and near Baltimore and Norfolk Canyons, US middle Atlantic slope. Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers, 103, 137-154. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.06.004

Galápagos Rift Expedition 2011 (EX1103)

July 2011: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer embarked on a unique expedition to one of the most fascinating areas of the world’s oceans to explore the water column and unexplored benthic environments in the Galápagos region.

No known articles related to this expedition have been published at this time.

Mid-Cayman Rise Expedition 2011 (EX1104)

August 2011: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer traveled to the deepest part of the Caribbean Sea, where a team of international scientists both at-sea and on shore conducted interdisciplinary investigations of the Mid-Cayman Rise.

Bennett, S. A., Coleman, M., Huber, J. A., Reddington, E., Kinsey, J. C., McIntyre, C., Seewald, J. S. and German, C. R. (2013). Trophic regions of a hydrothermal plume dispersing away from an ultramafic-hosted vent-system: Von Damm vent-site, Mid-Cayman Rise. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 14(2), 317-327. doi:10.1002/ggge.20063

Nye, V., Copley, J., Plouviez, S. and Van Dover, C. L. (2013). A new species of Lebbeus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Hippolytidae) from the Von Damm Vent Field, Caribbean Sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 93(3), 741-751. doi:10.1017/s0025315412000884

Nye, V., Copley, J. T. and Tyler, P. A. (2013). Spatial Variation in the Population Structure and Reproductive Biology of Rimicaris hybisae (Caridea: Alvinocarididae) at Hydrothermal Vents on the Mid-Cayman Spreading Centre. Plos One, 8(3), e60319. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060319

Gulf of Mexico 2011 (EX1105)

August – September 2011: Very few deep water multibeam sonars are capable of providing water column backscatter data. Learn why the primary purpose of this expedition was to study the feasibility of using this capability to map gasses in the water column.

Conti, A., D’Emidio, M., Macelloni, L., Lutken, C., Asper, V., Woolsey, M., . . . Highsmith, R. C. (2016). Morpho-acoustic characterization of natural seepage features near the Macondo Wellhead (ECOGIG site OC26, Gulf of Mexico). Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 53-65. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.11.011

Jerram, K., Weber, T. C., & Beaudoin, J. (2015). Split-beam echo sounder observations of natural methane seep variability in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 16(3), 736-750. doi:10.1002/2014gc005429

Peterson, R. N., Viso, R. F., MacDonald, I. R., & Joye, S. B. (2013). On the utility of radium isotopes as tracers of hydrocarbon discharge. Marine Chemistry, 156, 98-107. doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2013.02.008

Atlantic Shelf Break Expedition 2011 (EX1106)

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer California Shakedown Cruise 2011: Exploring California's National Marine Sanctuaries (EX1101)

March 2011: This expedition provided an opportunity to get NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer underway and ensure that all of its systems and equipment were fully operational prior to integration of the remotely operated vehicle on board.

No known articles related to this expedition have been published at this time.

Bermuda Deep Water Caves 2011: Dives of Discovery

June 2011: Some of the world’s foremost technical divers used state-of-the-art equipment to explore Bermuda's deep water caves. See how they examined the unique characteristics of Bermuda's shelf edge in order to learn about climate and sea level changes since the last Ice Age.

Botello, A., Iliffe, T. M., Alvarez, F., Juan, C., Pons, J. and Jaume, D. (2013). Historical biogeography and phylogeny of Typhlatya cave shrimps (Decapoda: Atyidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear data. Journal of Biogeography, 40(3), 594-607. doi:10.1111/jbi.12020

Iliffe, T. M. (2012). Diving investigations of Bermuda's deep water caves. Natura Croatica, 21(S1), 64-67.

Iliffe, T. M., Kvitek, R., Blasco, S., Blasco, K. and Covill, R. (2011). Search for Bermuda's deep water caves. Hydrobiologia, 677(1), 157-168. doi:10.1007/s10750-011-0883-1

Jaume, D., Iliffe, T.M., Van der Ham, J.L. (2013). A new Psammogammarus (Amphipoda: Eriopisidae) from anchialine pools on the Exuma Cays, Bahamas. Zootaxa, 3700(1), 048-064. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3700.1.2

Jiang, Y., Wang, M., Zheng, H., Wang, W.R., Jin, L., and Yungang He. (2013). Resolving ambiguity in the phylogenetic relationship of genotypes A, B, and C of hepatitis B virus. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13, 120. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-120

Stemme, T., Iliffe, T.M., Bicker, G., Harzsch, S. and S. Koenemann. (2012). Serotonin immunoreactive interneurons in the brain of the Remipedia: new insights into the phylogenetic affinities of an enigmatic crustacean taxon. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12, 168. doi:DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-12-168

Stemme, T., Iliffe, T.M., von Reumont, B.M., Koenemann, S., Harzsch, S. and Gerd Bicker. (2013). Serotonin-immunoreactive neurons in the ventral nerve cord of Remipedia (Crustacea): support for a sister group relationship of Remipedia and Hexapoda? BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13, 119. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-119

New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration 2011

July - November 2011: Scientists from a multi-institute initiative conducted ocean exploration projects in the Black, Aegean, and Mediterranean Seas and the eastern Atlantic Ocean over a five-month period.

Bell, K. L. C. and Brennan, M. L. (2013). New frontiers in ocean exploration: The E/V Nautilus 2012 field season and summary of Mediterranean exploration. Oceanography, 26(S1), 1-64. doi:10.5670/oceanog.2013.supplement.01

Bell, K. L. C., Carey, S. N., Nomikou, P., Sigurdsson, H. and Sakellariou, D. (2013). Submarine evidence of a debris avalanche deposit on the eastern slope of Santorini volcano, Greece. Tectonophysics, 597, 147-160. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2012.05.006

Bell, K. L. C., Elliott, K., Martinez, C. and Fuller, S. A. (2012). New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration: The E/V Nautilus and NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer 2011 Field Season. Oceanography, 25(1, supplement), 1-68. doi:10.5670/oceanog.2011.supplement.01

Brennan, M. L. (2013). High-resolution Imaging of the M/S Dodekanisos Shipwreck Site off Deveboynu Burnu, Turkey. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 42(1), 204-208. doi:10.1111/j.1095-9270.2012.00367.x

Brennan, M. L., Ballard, R. D., Roman, C., Bell, K. L. C., Buxton, B., Coleman, D. F., Inglis, G., Köyağasıoğlu, O. and Turanlı, T. (2012). Evaluation of the modern submarine landscape off southwestern Turkey through the documentation of ancient shipwreck sites. Continental Shelf Research, 43, 55-70. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2012.04.017

Brennan, M. L., Davis, D., Roman, C., Buynevich, I., Catsambis, A., Kofahl, M., Urkmez, D., Vaughn, J. I., Merrigan, M. and Duman, M. (2013). Ocean dynamics and anthropogenic impacts along the southern Black Sea shelf examined through the preservation of pre-modern shipwrecks. Continental Shelf Research, 53, 89-101. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2012.12.010

Cantner, K., Carey, S. and Nomikou, P. (2014). Integrated volcanologic and petrologic analysis of the 1650AD eruption of Kolumbo submarine volcano, Greece. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 269, 28-43. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.10.004

Carey, S., Nomikou, P., Bell, K. C., Lilley, M., Lupton, J., Roman, C., Stathopoulou, E., Bejelou, K. and Ballard, R. (2013). CO2 degassing from hydrothermal vents at Kolumbo submarine volcano, Greece, and the accumulation of acidic crater water. Geology, 41(9), 1035-1038. doi:10.1130/g34286.1

Christopoulou, M. E., Mertzimekis, T. J., Nomikou, P., Papanikolaou, D., Carey, S. and Mandalakis, M. (2016). Influence of hydrothermal venting on water column properties in the crater of the Kolumbo submarine volcano, Santorini volcanic field (Greece). Geo-Marine Letters, 36(1), 15-24. doi:10.1007/s00367-015-0429-z

Livanos, I., Nomikou, P., Papanikolaou, D. and Rousakis, G. (2013). The volcanic debris avalanche on the SE submarine slope of Nisyros volcano, Greece: geophysical exploration and implications for subaerial eruption history. Geo-Marine Letters, 33(6), 419-431. doi:10.1007/s00367-013-0338-y

Nomikou, P., Bell, K. L. C., Papanikolaou, D., Livanos, I. and Martin, J. F. (2013). Exploring the Avyssos-Yali-Strogyli submarine volcanic complex at the eastern edge of the Aegean Volcanic Arc. Zeitschrift Fur Geomorphologie, 57, 125-137. doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2013/s-00147

Nomikou, P., Carey, S., Bell, K. L. C., Papanikolaou, D., Bejelou, K., Alexandri, M., Cantner, K. and Martin, J. F. (2013). Morphological analysis and related volcanic features of the Kolumbo submarine volcanic chain (NE of Santorini Island, Aegean Volcanic Arc). Zeitschrift Fur Geomorphologie, 57, 29-47. doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2013/s-00142

Nomikou, P., Carey, S., Bell, K. L. C., Papanikolaou, D., Bejelou, K., Cantner, K., Sakellariou, D. and Perros, I. (2014). Tsunami hazard risk of a future volcanic eruption of Kolumbo submarine volcano, NE of Santorini Caldera, Greece. Natural Hazards, 72(3), 1375-1390. doi:10.1007/s11069-012-0405-0

Nomikou, P., Carey, S., Papanikolaou, D., Bell, K. C., Sakellariou, D., Alexandri, M. and Bejelou, K. (2012). Submarine volcanoes of the Kolumbo volcanic zone NE of Santorini Caldera, Greece. Global and Planetary Change, 90-91, 135-151. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2012.01.001

Nomikou, P., Papanikolaou, D., Alexandri, M., Sakellariou, D. and Rousakis, G. (2013). Submarine volcanoes along the Aegean volcanic arc. Tectonophysics, 597, 123-146. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2012.10.001

Exploring the Submerged New World 2011

August 2011: Scientists returned to four dive sites they visited in 2009 to study the biology, geology, and oceanography of a series of canyons off the middle Atlantic coast of the U.S.

No known articles related to this expedition have been published at this time.

Exploring the Hidden World of the Maritime Maya 2011

September 2011: Scientists on an interdisciplinary expedition explored the forgotten world of the Maya in the Yucatan along the tip of Quintana Roo. See how the Maya maritime trade network was able to thrive in a challenging coastal environment that stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Caribbean.

Beddows, P. A., Glover, J. B., Rissolo, D., Carter, A. M., Jaijel, R., Smith, D. M., & Goodman-Tchernov, B. (2016). The Proyecto Costa Escondida: Recent interdisciplinary research in search of freshwater along the North Coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 3(5), 749-761. doi:10.1002/wat2.1161