Deepwater Wonders of Wake: Exploring the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

EX1606

NOAA expedition EX1606 sampled seamounts and seafloor features in the deep waters of the Wake Atoll Unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM) 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.

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EX1606-D6 (Unnamed Seamount West of Wake Island)

Sample Location Rock Type Description Images
OSU-EX1606-D6-1 19.446°N, 165.797°E Basalt A completely recrystallized olivine-basalt… Image 2Image 3Image 4Image 4Image 4Image 4Image 4
OSU-EX1606-D6-4 19.444°N, 165.799°E Basalt A completely recrystallized olivine-basalt… Image 2Image 3Image 4Image 4Image 4Image 4Image 4Image 4
EX1606-D11 (East of Wake Island)

Sample Location Rock Type Description Images
OSU-EX1606-D11-3 19.289°N, 166.665°E Fossil Coral A large fossil coral with bacterial mats and colonies growing on it… Image 4Image 4Image 4Image 4Image 4Image 4
EX1606-D14 (Southwestern most seamount from Wake)

Sample Location Rock Type Description Images
OSU-EX1606-D14-1 16.560°N, 165.345°E Breccia Just a hodgepodge of secondary mineral phases… Image 2Image 3Image 4Image 4Image 4Image 4Image 4Image 4Image 4Image 4