This page of photos focuses on the U.S. Navy's NR-1
nuclear research submarine. At the start of the expedition, the sub was towed out to Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary by its support vessel the Carolyn Chouest
. It then functioned on its own to conduct research at depth within the sanctuary and its surroundings, surfacing every few days to exchange scientific crew. This gave several different types of scientists the opportunity to make first hand observations of the sea floor and its varied habitats. The NR-1
was again towed behind the Carolyn Chouest
for the return trip to Galveston.
Additional expedition images can be viewed at the following links:
Click on a picture below to see a larger, hi-resolution image. All unlabeled images should be credited to Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS). All other images on this page should be credited to the Institute for Exploration and the University of Rhode Island Institute for Archeological Oceanography (IFE/URIIAO)