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Forecast Seamount Hydrothermal Vents (Video)
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Date: May 1, 2006
Running Time: 00:01:01
The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Jason II measured temperatures as high as 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit) at these hydrothermal vents atop the Forecast Seamount in the Mariana Arc of the Pacific Ocean. Hydrothermal vents spew sulfur and other chemicals that support bacteria which use these chemicals to sustain life in ... More »
The Okeanos Explorer is the first vessel in the fleet of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to be dedicated solely to exploration and discovery missions. It's equipped with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), sophisticated multibeam sonar technology for mapping the sea floor as deep as 6000 meters (nearly 20,000 feet), ... More »

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Deep Sea Discoveries (Webcast)
8/5/2010   
In this program, we connect live with marine scientists at the Okeanos' Exploration Command Cente ...
 
00:34:56
Exploring the Depths with ROVs (Webcast)
8/3/2010   
Learn about exploring the deep sea with ROVs. The Okeanos' ROV Operations Coordinator Dave ...
 
00:02:45
ROV Highlights, July 3, 2010 (Video)
7/3/2010   
View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV o ...
 
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ROV Highlights, July 2, 2010 (Video)
7/2/2010   
View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 2 ...
 
00:02:20
Introduction to the Okeanos Explorer (Video)
6/15/2010   
NOAA Chief Scientist Steve Hammond and Okeanos Commander Joe Pica int ...

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00:27:04
Deep Sea Discoveries (Webcast)
8/5/2010   
In this program, we connect live with marine scientists at the Okeanos' Exploration Command Cente ...
 
00:34:56
Exploring the Depths with ROVs (Webcast)
8/3/2010   
Learn about exploring the deep sea with ROVs. The Okeanos' ROV Operations Coordinator Dave ...
 
00:16:52
Underwater Volcanoes and Hydrothermal Vents (Webcast)
7/28/2010   
Learn about underwater volcanoes and hydrothermal vents and see how scientists explore underwater ge ...
 
00:02:38
ROV Highlights, July 10, 2010 (Video)
7/10/2010   
View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercule ...
 
00:03:09
ROV Highlights, July 9, 2010 (Video)
7/9/2010   
View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules RO ...