A team of scientists on a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expedition captured some gorgeous deep-sea footage off the coast of Puerto Rico. As Quartz notes, expedition streamed footage of their deep-sea dives online so that scientists back on shore could weigh in on objects and critters that went unrecognized by those actually on the boat. More details about the expedition are available on the NOAA website.
From April 9 to April 30, 2015, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will explore largely uncharted deep-sea ecosystems and seafloor in the vicinity of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. During Leg 3 of Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs, our at-sea and shore-based science teams will work together to investigate unknown and poorly known areas, including the Puerto Rico Trench, Muertos Trough, Mona Passage, and the Virgin Islands Trough.