1. This goal of this homework assignment is for you to use your IMAGINATION. After listening to Catalina Martinez and Nikolai Pawlenko’s career stories at NOAA exploring the world’s oceans today, please imagine yourself accompanying them on a deep dive of one of the world’s deepest ocean floors. Please share with me something ‘amazing’ or ‘surprising’ you encountered during your ocean exploration with Catalina and Nikolai.Then, describe what you saw; use adjectives to describe the color, size and shape of whatever amazed you at the deepest part of your dive to the ocean floor. Send the story of your amazing discovery at the bottom of one of the earth’s oceans to my email address by Sunday evening, November 25th. Please identify what ocean you were exploring when you encountered this amazing site. Your story must be well written with perfect spelling, good grammar and punctuation, and short sentences. Here are some interesting photos and a video from other explorations of the world’s ocean floors to help you liberate the imagination you have within you.
One of the highlights of a research robot dive was the encounter with a dumbo octopus at it uses his ear-like fins to slowly swim away – this coiled leg body posture has never been observed before in this species.
ROV Deep Discoverer explores the interesting geomorphology of Bryant Canyon in the Gulf of Mexico. This photo is from the NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program on a 2014 Expedition