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Voyages of Discovery: NOAA's Okeanos Explorer Okeanos Explorer
ROV Shakedown Cruise Highlights (Video)
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Date: March 25, 2010
Running Time: 00:03:41
A compilation of video clips collected in deepwater by the Little Hercules Remotely Operated Vehicle and camera platform during an ROV shakedown cruise aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer offshore Kona, Hawaii (March 2010). The video footage shows a pelagic sea cucumber (apodid holothurian), Venus flytrap sea anemone (actinoscyphiid sea anemone), tipod ... 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 »