Though our planet is mostly ocean, we still know little about what lies far beneath the surface. Approximately 95 percent of the ocean remains unexplored, much of it in the deep sea. Even your national marine sanctuaries contain areas that have still not been seen by humans.
NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries works with partners to expand our understanding of sanctuaries through deep-water exploration and research. As we learn more about the mysteries of the deep, we can better protect our vital ocean.
While we explore the deep, we’re bringing you along with us via livestream, social media, and more. Learn more about the research we and our partners are doing by clicking on the tabs below. For an overall look at the telepresence research this summer, read the web story here.