CAPT Craig McLean Director, Office of Ocean Exploration.
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CAPT Craig McLean
Director, Office of Ocean Exploration
U.S. Navy, The Mariners’ Museum, USS Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, National Geographic Society, East Carolina University, National Undersea Research Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Sustainable Seas Expeditions, Government of Belize, Government of Mexico, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Institute for Exploration, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve, State of Michigan, National Marine Fisheries Service Alaska Fisheries Science Center (RACE Division), NOAA-University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center, NOAA Ship WHITING, NOAA Ship RUDE, National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest and Southwest Fisheries Science Centers, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Washington State University Vancouver, Oregon State University, Los Angeles County Museum, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, University of Washington, San Francisco State University, National Undersea Research Center at University of Connecticut, University of Maine, College of William and Mary, Georgia Institute of Technology, Louisiana State University, University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, National Undersea Research Center at Rutgers University, SUNY-Stony Brook, U.S. Geological Survey, Ecology Communications, National Marine Sanctuaries System, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, National Undersea Research Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Monterey Bay Aquarium, National Ocean Service, NASA Office of Earth Science, National Undersea Research Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute for Marine Studies, US Navy Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Keyport, Klein Associates, Inc., Triton-Elics International, Quality Positioning Services, Groundfish Forum, B&N Fisheries, Charleston Math and Science Hub, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, University of Maine/Darling Center
Chronology of NOAA Ocean Exploration
Continuing the Lewis and Clark Legacy
22 ROV dives (7 Astoria Canyon, 15 Heceta Bank)
Surveyed 600 sq. nm. with multibeam sonar
thousands of specimens, some previous unknowns
Intertidal mussel found, dated ca. 14,000 years old
Recovery of 30-ton steam engine
10-year conservation process has begun
Preparations for gun turret recovery in 2002