He Ocean Exploration Trust have carried out an expedition to explore unexplored deep-sea habitats aboard the submersible Nautilus to carry out seafloor mapping operations in the Papahnaumokukea National Marine Monument (PMNM).
PMNM is the largest marine protected area in the United States, covering more than 1.5 million square kilometers. The primary objective of the expedition was to explore the geology and biology of unexplored seamounts, but the area of operations included several historically important shipwrecks associated with the Battle of Midway.
One of the wrecks that have been filmed is the From youa Japanese aircraft carrier sunk during the Battle of Midway in June 1942. As reported by the Ocean Exploration Trust, each dive to the cultural heritage sites of the Battle of Midway began and closed with formal ceremonies to honor all those who lost their lives. , both Japanese and Americans.
It has also been observed USS Yorktown, which could be seen in real time for the first time in 25 years. And it was discovered 25 years ago, located during a joint expedition of the US Navy and the National Geographic Society led by the Dr. Robert Ballardpresident and founder of the Ocean Exploration Trust.
Finally, the Nautilus cameras also encountered the Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier Akagi, this being the first time anyone has seen the ship since it sank during the Battle of Midway. The sub spent 14 hours inspecting the Akagi, examining damage caused by the battle and her subsequent collision with the seabed.