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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Collection Metadata
IGSNLatitudeLongitudeDepth (m)Feature NamePrincipal Rock TypeTemp (C)Salinity (PSU)Oxygen (mg/l)
OSU-EX1606-D1-116.85154.062315.70Alba GuyotBasalt1.9534.65-
OSU-EX1606-D1-416.86154.061993.21Alba GuyotSedimentary2.1134.63-
OSU-EX1606-D2-120.07163.212229.05Beatty SeamountHyaloclastite1.8734.64-
OSU-EX1606-D3-120.44163.711976.86Delilah GuyotBreccia2.1234.62-
OSU-EX1606-D3-320.45163.721857.25Delilah GuyotBasalt2.1434.62-
OSU-EX1606-D5-119.15164.562580.51McDonnell GuyotPhosphorite1.5934.67-
OSU-EX1606-D5-319.15164.562545.34McDonnell GuyotBasalt1.6234.66-
OSU-EX1606-D6-119.45165.802160.43Unnamed Smt W of Wake Isl.Basalt1.9234.64-
OSU-EX1606-D6-419.44165.802069.34Unnamed Smt W of Wake Isl.Basalt2.0334.63-
OSU-EX1606-D7-117.31165.962074.25Lafayette SeamountBasalt2.2034.62-
OSU-EX1606-D7-317.31165.961949.43Lafayette SeamountBreccia2.2134.64-
OSU-EX1606-D10-118.47166.681507.31Guyot 50nm south of WakeBasalt2.8434.57-
OSU-EX1606-D10-518.47166.681414.83Guyot 50nm south of WakeBasalt2.8434.58-
OSU-EX1606-D10-418.47166.681414.77Guyot 50nm south of WakeBasalt2.8734.58-
OSU-EX1606-D11-319.29166.67461.13East Wake IslandFossil Coral8.8334.16-
OSU-EX1606-D12-118.32165.981266.50Seamount SW of Wake IslandBasalt3.2934.56-
OSU-EX1606-D12-318.33165.981169.38Seamount SW of Wake IslandHyaloclastite3.5534.54-
OSU-EX1606-D13-116.58166.473096.84Batfish SeamountBasalt1.6034.66-
OSU-EX1606-D13-416.58166.473059.65Batfish SeamountBasalt1.6034.68-
OSU-EX1606-D14-116.56165.351278.81Southwestern most seamount from WakeBreccia3.7634.56-
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