Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 20 | Number 4 | December 2007

Special Issue: Ocean Exploration

On the Cover: The cover showcases a selection of photos and images from this month’s special issue features. This selection is emblematic of the exemplary ocean exploration projects and expeditions undertaken during the last several years.
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Ocean Exploration: Discovery and Offshore Stewardship
By James J. Kendall Jr., Thomas E. Ahlfeld , Gregory S. Boland , Jack B. Irion, and John J. McDonough

Using Narwhals as Ocean-Observing Platforms in the High Arctic
By Kristin L. Laidre and Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen

An Overview of Fixed Passive Acoustic Observation Methods for Cetaceans
By David K. Mellinger, Kathleen M. Stafford , Sue E. Moore, Robert P. Dziak, and Haru Matsumoto

Mid-Ocean Ridge Exploration with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
By Dana R. Yoerger, Albert M. Bradley , Michael Jakuba , Maurice A. Tivey, Christopher R. German, Timothy M. Shank , and Robert W. Embley

Archaeological Oceanography
By Robert D. Ballard

Exploring the Submarine Ring of Fire: Mariana Arc - Western Pacific
By Robert W. Embley, Edward T. Baker, David A. Butterfield, William W. Chadwick Jr. , John E. Lupton, Joseph A. Resing , Cornel E.J. de Ronde, Ko-ichi Nakamura, Verena Tunnicliffe , John F. Dower , and Susan G. Merle

Exploring Submarine Arc Volcanoes
By Steven Carey and Haraldur Sigurdsson

The Lost City Hydrothermal Field Revisited
By Deborah S. Kelley , Gretchen L. Früh-Green, Jeffery A. Karson, and Kristin A. Ludwig

Hunting for Hydrothermal Vents Along the Galápagos Spreading Center
By Rachel M. Haymon, Edward T. Baker, Joseph A. Resing , Scott M. White , and Ken C. Macdonald

Cold Seeps and Associated Communities of the Gulf of Mexico
By Charles Fisher, Harry Roberts, Erik Cordes, and Bernie Bernard


Applications of Geo-Referenced Underwater Photo Mosaics in Marine Biology and Archaeology
By Martin Ludvigsen, Bjørn Sortland , Geir Johnsen, and Hanumant Singh

Broadband, Low-Cost, Coastal Sensor Nets
By David P. Fries, Stanislav Z. Ivanov , Pragnesh H. Bhanushali , James A. Wilson, Heather A. Broadbent , and Arthur C. Sanderson


Shallow Water '06: A Joint Acoustic Propagation/Nonlinear Internal Wave Physics Experiment
By Dajun Tang, James N. Moum, James F. Lynch, Phil Abbot , Ross Chapman , Peter H. Dahl , Timothy F. Duda, Glen Gawarkiewicz , Scott Glenn, John A. Goff , Hans Graber, John Kemp , Andrew Maffei , Jonathan D. Nash, and Arthur Newhall

Special Issue Guest Editors

Stephen R. Hammond, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrion


This issue was generously sponsored by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.