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While the debate for whether or not the federal government will be creating the first national marine monument off the U.S Atlantic Coast continues. We thought it would be great to show you what the Feds may end up protecting.
From September 2nd, to September 6th, several members of our URI GSO Inner Space Center team sailed aboard the R/V Endeavor. We were joined by scientists (from the URI Graduate School of Oceanography), high school teachers, and members of the United States Coast Guard Academy. Everyone onboard came out to sea for our Rhode Island Shipwrecks project. Our first mission for this project was to use telepresence technology to send live shows from R/V Endeavor to our event partner, Rhode Island PBS, and to the internet. Our second mission was to explore shipwrecks near Rhode Island and work with participating scientists and engineers on board to accomplish their research goals.
We have had an exciting season so far. Just in case you haven't been able to tune in we wanted to give you an update! This season we have been working with two ships, the E/V Nautilus and the NOAA Okeanos Explorer.
What if I told you that one of the final battles of World War II happened only a few miles off Rhode Island?
It's really on... University of Rhode Island PhD student, Brennan Phillips, along with myself, are in the Solomon Islands in the western equatorial Pacific to discover and document hydrothermal activity of the deep waters here. And, we are going to look at an erupting volcano.
The TREET program is in the thick of it. Transforming remotely conducted research one day at a time as they work in direct communication and interact with the E/V Nautilus. They are studying the Caribbean Sea's most active submarine volcano, Kick 'em Jenny.
It's been a little over a week since the Nautilus has been searching the depths for the next big discovery. Not to downplay anything here - I mean, they have been at sea since early June you know. So far this summer they have been exploring the “Unknown America.”