Volume 31 | Number 1 | March 2018
SUPPLEMENT • New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration:
The E/V Nautilus, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, and R/V Falkor 2017 Field Season
On the Cover: A large Deepstaria enigmatica scyphozoan jellyfish is imaged up close at 974 m depth off of San Benedicto Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico, on E/V Nautilus cruise NA092. This specimen, measuring approximately 55 cm across, was approached in almost complete darkness and remained undisturbed for several minutes, at which point it closed its umbrella and turned to present itself in high detail. An intricate network of anastomosing canals, assumed to be part of its digestive tract, is clearly visible. Image credit: D. Fornari (WHOI-MISO Facility) and OET
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About the Supplement
New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration: The E/V Nautilus, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, and R/V Falkor 2017 Field Season is the eighth consecutive supplement on ocean exploration to accompany Oceanography. These booklets provide details about the innovative technologies deployed to investigate the seafloor and water column and explain how telepresence can both convey the excitement of ocean exploration to global audiences and allow scientists as well as the public on shore to participate in expeditions in real time. The supplements also describe the variety of educational programs the Ocean Exploration Trust, the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and the Schmidt Ocean Institute support in conjunction with schools, museums, visitors centers, and aquariums, as well as internships that bring high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, teachers, and artists on board ships. Through these supplements, we have explored the geology, chemistry, biology, and archaeology of parts of the global ocean and seas. We hope you enjoy this booklet and share it widely.
Raineault, N.A, J. Flanders, and A. Bowman, eds. 2018. New frontiers in ocean exploration: The E/V Nautilus, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, and R/V Falkor 2017 field season. Oceanography 31(1), supplement, 126 pp., https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.supplement.01.
Supplement Guest Editors
Nicole A. Raineault, Ocean Exploration Trust
Joanne Flanders, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
Amy Bowman, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research