With final preparations underway, Ocean Networks Canada is set to embark on a week-long voyage to NEPTUNE’s three deep sea sites: Endeavour, Cascadia Basin, and Clayoquot Slope. This second leg of the Wiring the Abyss 2014 summer expedition will run from May 16-24 with dives running 24/7.
According to Expedition Leader Adrian Round, the CCGS Tully plans to depart from the jetty in Pat Bay at 18:00PDT Friday evening. He anticipates dive operations beginning the morning of Sunday 18 May, with the remotely operated underwater vehicle ROPOS touching down on the seafloor at Endeavour around 10:00PDT.
The Endeavour site of the NEPTUNE cabled ocean observatory offers a rare opportunity to see some of the most unusual deep sea communities on our planet.
The video highlights below are a sneak preview of what you may encounter during a live dive to Endeavour—if you tune in!