Okeanos Explorer in the Gulf of Mexico

This is a time sensitive post.  By the time some find it, there may be nothing showing, but right now at 1155hrs EDSL, there’s a great feed from the Little Hercules ROV at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, looking at some deep corals

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Alistair Dove (149 Posts)

Dr. Alistair Dove is a systematic and ecological parasitologist by training, with broader research interests in the natural history and health of marine animals, especially whale sharks. He is currently Director of Research and Conservation at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta USA. His comments here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Georgia Aquarium

14 Replies to “Okeanos Explorer in the Gulf of Mexico”

  1. This is way cool. I was really hoping they’d do something like this for the dive to the Challenger Deep last week. I love that there are operating sounds (or just narration?) as well.

    1. Every day? That’s cool. What’ the best time to chime in to see bottom footage. I also had a period of descent and ascent today and there’s not much to watch then

  2. There should be a chat room established, so we can all scream “Pan Left!! Pan Left!! Zoom In!!!” at the same time.

  3. This is a ‘telepresence enabled’ expedition, so there actually is a chat room where scientists are saying exactly that kind of thing, Aeolius. It would be very cool to have a public chat room. I’ll put that in the suggestion box!

    1. For the readers who may not know OE. Can you explain what we are hearing? I assume it’s a scientist stateside at one of the control centers, relaying requests to an ROV pilot on the ship. Is that correct?

  4. My wife seems less than thrilled that I am listening to this. At one point, when the gentleman directing the ROV was going “ohh… ohhh… ohhhh…” she asked “WHAT IS HE DOING??”

    “He’s…umm… having a deep sea organism?” I replied.

  5. I believe you are hearing shipboard biologists in Stream1, and shipboard pilots and video operators in stream 2.

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