NOAA Ocean Explorer / Okeanos Expedition & Earlier Expeditions

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WhaleAndCalf;   NOAA is working on a plan that could limit manmade noise undersea — and reduce the destruction it leaves in its wake. Reuters reports that NOAA is working on a 10-year plan scheduled to be released later in 2016 that will instate legal limits to the U.S.’s contributions to ocean noise, as well as collect important data that monitors how noise affects marine life.

WhaleAndCalf; NOAA is working on a plan that could limit manmade noise undersea — and reduce the destruction it leaves in its wake. Reuters reports that NOAA is working on a 10-year plan scheduled to be released later in 2016 that will instate legal limits to the U.S.’s contributions to ocean noise, as well as collect important data that monitors how noise affects marine life.

A six gill shark paid us a visit, and even stuck around for a minute. Note the high diversity of coral species in the foreground. Look closely, and you can see brittle starfish hiding in in the corals.

A six gill shark paid us a visit, and even stuck around for a minute. Note the high diversity of coral species in the foreground. Look closely, and you can see brittle starfish hiding in in the corals.

DYK more than half of known coral species live in deep, dark, cold waters?! http://go.usa.gov/cB3kz  #CoralsWeek  NOAA Ocean Explorer (@oceanexplorer) | Twitter

DYK more than half of known coral species live in deep, dark, cold waters?! http://go.usa.gov/cB3kz #CoralsWeek NOAA Ocean Explorer (@oceanexplorer) | Twitter

A rarely observed black crinoid, seen at ~770m depth in Coral Triangle Region.   NOAA Ocean Explorer (@oceanexplorer) | Twitter

A rarely observed black crinoid, seen at ~770m depth in Coral Triangle Region. NOAA Ocean Explorer (@oceanexplorer) | Twitter

How does coral eat? The answer may surprise you: http://1.usa.gov/1IkjTuY  #CoralsWeek  NOAA Ocean Explorer (@oceanexplorer) | Twitter

How does coral eat? The answer may surprise you: http://1.usa.gov/1IkjTuY #CoralsWeek NOAA Ocean Explorer (@oceanexplorer) | Twitter

close-up image of a coral polyp where the brownish-yellow round zooxanthellae cells are visible within the clear coral tissue

close-up image of a coral polyp where the brownish-yellow round zooxanthellae cells are visible within the clear coral tissue

Conger eel and squat lobster are frequently observed in Lophelia reefs

Conger eel and squat lobster are frequently observed in Lophelia reefs

Several species of deep-sea corals form an underwater garden 165 m (540 ft) below the ocean’s surface off the coast of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.

Several species of deep-sea corals form an underwater garden 165 m (540 ft) below the ocean’s surface off the coast of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.

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