The deep sea is still very mysterious to us, but scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are working to change that.
At shore and on board NOAA’s ship Okeanos Explorer, researchers are exploring the deep sea with help of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) called Deep Discoverer. The Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition began last month and will conclude on August 17. The best part about this expedition is that it’s being broadcast live (usually from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) for anybody to watch!
There are three different live streams with views of the habitat and marine life in the deep sea. In each live stream you can hear the scientists and technicians discuss what they are seeing
To learn more:
- Read the Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013 Mission Introduction
- Read an interview from the AP with one of the scientists on board: A Reality Show With Depth
- Read about some of the best discoveries so far: Octopus Hatchling Spotted by Deep-Sea Explorer
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