NOAA Fisheries biologist Allen Collins was the co-science lead for the Windows to the Deep 2021 ocean exploration expedition. He and his expedition colleagues were on a cruise for more than 3 weeks, exploring the Blake Plateau off the Southeast coast. They got to see species and parts of the ocean that no one has even seen before.
Some of the amazing sights included:
Corals mounds that are thousands of years old
Potentially new species of comb jelly
Rarely seen Bigfin squid
Windows to the Deep 2021: A Firsthand Account
Find out what it was like to be on the boat, directing the remotely-operated vehicle, and working as a team for more than 20 days at sea.