Oceanographic Data collected during the Bermuda: Search for Deep Water Caves expedition on the RV Endurance in the North Atlantic Ocean between September 5, 2009 - September 30, 2009 (NODC Accession 0111205)

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Deep-water marine caves are one of the Earth's last largely unexplored frontiers of undiscovered fauna (animal life). More than 150 limestone caves are known to exist in or near the island of Bermuda. Many of these caves have extensive but relatively shallow submerged portions that connect to the sea via tidal springs along the coastline. These inland caves are inhabited by a number of diverse eyeless and colorless crustaceans and other invertebrates. Many of these organisms are "living fossils"; and some are most closely related to deep-sea organisms. While previous investigations of marine caves have been limited to those within shallow depths (less than 50 meters/164 feet), current research suggests that caves can occur at almost any depth within the sea. The geological history of Bermuda, coupled with biological evidence (cave-adapted species), indicates a strong possibility for the presence of deep-water caves near the island. Thus, Bermuda offers an idea location to search for and to study deep-water caves.
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/OAR > Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2013). Oceanographic Data collected during the Bermuda: Search for Deep Water Caves expedition on the RV Endurance in the North Atlantic Ocean between September 5, 2009 - September 30, 2009 (NODC Accession 0111205). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2009-09-05 to 2009-09-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 32.33793
S: 32.2929
E: -64.63909
W: -64.72748
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General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-09-03
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research sponsored the collection of these data.

Expedition produced the following data: Submersible (ROV) Navigation Data, CTD Data, and Submersible (ROV) Sensor Data.
Purpose Basic research
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/OAR > Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2013). Oceanographic Data collected during the Bermuda: Search for Deep Water Caves expedition on the RV Endurance in the North Atlantic Ocean between September 5, 2009 - September 30, 2009 (NODC Accession 0111205). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL HEIGHT
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/OOE > Office of Ocean Exploration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CONDUCTIVITY METERS
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • TIDE GAUGES
  • WL/CR > WATER LEVEL/CLIMATE RECORDERS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
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  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/OAR > Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2013). Oceanographic Data collected during the Bermuda: Search for Deep Water Caves expedition on the RV Endurance in the North Atlantic Ocean between September 5, 2009 - September 30, 2009 (NODC Accession 0111205). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2013-09-03T19:09:00 - NCEI Accession 0111205 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • conductivity sensor
  • CTD
  • meteorological sensors
  • tide gauge
  • water level recorder
Last Modified: 2018-09-12T20:41:51
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