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Ocean Exploration: 2013

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer 2013 Shakedown: Kicking the Tires (EX1301)

March - April 2013: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer conducted mapping operations within the Western North Atlantic Ocean as part of the annual ship shakedown.

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

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer 2013 ROV Shakedown and Field Trials in the U.S. Atlantic Canyons (EX1302)

May - June 2013: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer conducted mapping operations and testing of a new remotely operated vehicle off the East Coast of the United States.

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

Monterrey Wreck (Site 15577): Catalyzing Research on an Early 19th Century Wooden Shipwreck Discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

July 2013: The Ocean Exploration Trust's Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus returned to investigate an early 19th century wooden shipwreck first explored by NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer in April 2012.

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

Deepwater Canyons 2013: Benthic Lander Recovery

August 2013: This was the final cruise in a four-year project to study submarine canyons along the continental slope of the Middle Atlantic coast. Submarine canyons are dominant features of the outer continental shelf and slope of the U.S. east coast from Cape Hatteras to the Gulf of Maine.

Brooke, S. D., Watts, M. W., Heil, A. D., Rhode, M., Mienis, F., Duineveld, G. C. A., . . . Ross, S. W. (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
 

Deepwater Canyons 2013: Pathways to the Abyss

April - May 2013: Scientists on the NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown studied the biology of Norfolk Canyon, with some sampling in Baltimore Canyon and exploration of archaeological targets in and around the Norfolk Canyon area.

Brooke, S. D., Watts, M. W., Heil, A. D., Rhode, M., Mienis, F., Duineveld, G. C. A., . . . Ross, S. W. (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
 

New England Seamount Chain Exploration (EX1303)

June 2013: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer conducted seafloor and water column mapping operations in the Western North Atlantic Ocean over a portion of the New England Seamount Chain.

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

Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013 (EX1304)

July - August 2013: A team of scientists and technicians both at-sea and on shore conducted exploratory investigations on the diversity and distribution of deep-sea habitats and marine life along the Northeast U.S. Canyons and at Mytilus Seamount, located within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone.

Auster, P. J., Hodge, B. C., McKee, M. P., & Kraus, S. D. (2020). A Scientific Basis for Designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 14. doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.00566
 

Coral Ecosystem Connectivity 2013: From Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys

August 2013: The R/V F.G. Walton Smith and the M/V Spree combined efforts in the second year of a five-year study to investigate the role that the mesophotic reefs of Pulley Ridge (off the southwest coast of Florida) may play in replenishing key fish species and other organisms in the downstream reefs of the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas.

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