Oceano Azul Expedition discovers a new hydrothermal field

Exciting news ! Oceano Azul Expedition discovers a new hydrothermal field on the seamount Gigante at 570m depth and 60 miles from Faial island. This is the first time , an expedition organized by a Portuguese institution , led by Portuguese scientists in partnership with international partners and using national ships and means , such as the ROV " LUSO " , finds a deep sea hydrothermal field in Portuguese waters. Waitt Foundation National Geographic Ocean Estrutura de Missão para a Extensão da Plataforma Continental (EMEPC) Marinha Portuguesa #pristineseas #ocean #science #conservation #emepc Emanuel Gonçalves