Deep Sea Creatures Caught on Camera in Okeanos Explorer Program

NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer uses remote operated vehicles to capture imagery of deep sea wildlife.

NOAA ship Okeanos exploring creatures near Puerto Rico. Some creatures don’t have names yet.

Dumbo Octopus

Chaunax

Bathysaurus

Ctenophore

Sea Cucumber

NOAAS Okeanos Explorer is a converted United States Navy ship (formerly USNS Capable (T-AGOS-16)), that is now an exploratory vessel for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Okeanos officially launched in 2010, entering into a five-year partnership with the San Francisco Exploratorium.

The mission is to gather scientific information about oceans for the public and scientific use. NOAA officials believe as much as 95% of the ocean remains unexplored.

See also …
www.moc.noaa.gov/oe/


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