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ALOHA Cabled Observatory

We’re studying the ocean from the world’s deepest research station, the ALOHA Cabled Observatory—known as the ACO. Located 100 km north of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi (22 45’N, 158W) in the North Pacific, the ACO provides real-time observations from about 4,800 meters deep via a submarine fiber optic cable that comes ashore at Mākaha, on the West side of Oʻahu. In addition to ocean sounds, the ACO records continuous observations of temperature, salinity, and ocean currents. Weʻll meet the scientists who drive the Remotely Operated Vehicle Luʻukai to the observatory, study and analyze the data collected there, and repair, maintain, and enhance the capabilities of the ACO.

Watch the trailer for Season 8, Episode 4 on Vimeo or on YouTube.

Cover photos courtesy of Meagan Putts and the ROV Luʻukai.

Full Episode

Or watch the episode on YouTube!

(With archived researcher comments from our premiere on Aug 5th, 2021.)

This episode is also available with English subtitles on Vimeo.

Maitau lenei mea i le Samoa ile Vimeo poʻo le YouTube.

日本語字幕(翻訳者:ジャスティン・ヒガ、鈴木朝子)を提供しています。Watch with Japanese subtitles (translation by Justin Higa and Asako Suzuki) on Vimeo (YouTube watch party coming soon!).

Flyer for Voice of the Sea ALOHA Cabled Observatory Youtube Watch Party August 2021
Additional Resources:

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Contact information:
Kanesa Seraphin, Ph.D.

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