On 15 June 2021, a science team will embark on a two-week expedition to uncover the mysteries of Canada’s deepest seamounts in the Offshore Pacific Marine Protected Area of Interest. This expedition is a partnership among Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ocean Networks Canada, the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, and the Council of the Haida Nation, working together to explore and share discoveries from this adventure.
This survey will expand the knowledge from our previous Pacific Seamounts partner expeditions in 2017, 2018, and 2019 where many discoveries were made—including discoveries of new seamounts, new animal distributions and behaviours, and even new species to science! The discoveries from these expeditions will provide information to those involved in the conservation and management of these unique ecosystems in Canadian waters.
Read more: Pacific Seamounts Expedition 2021.
Dive Log Entries
During dives, the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) captures video data, which are annotated below.