Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas
NOAA expedition EX1605 sampled hydrothermal vent sites, mud volcanoes, deep-sea coral and seamounts in and around the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (MTMNM) and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Samples were obtained using the submersible Deep Discoverer. OSU marine repository archives the rock samples collected during the expedition. Archived samples include basalts, fossil corals, sulfides and more. Below are the samples recovered from each dive.
EX1605L1 (Southern half of the CNMI and the MTMNM region) are the red samples on the map below, or use the link to access the full datasets.
EX1605L3 (Northern half of the CNMI and MTMNM region) are the blue samples on the map below, or use the link to access the full datasets.
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