The search will be carried out by Sea Scout, an oceanographic search ship.
A center for oceanographic research that is one of the world's finest sea life exhibits.
Any oceanographic or bathymetric information obtainable at the time of sighting may be significant.
There's an oceanographic ship due in Manila shortly, by the way.
The scientific study of oceans, the life that inhabits them, and their physical characteristics, including the depth and extent of ocean waters, their movement and chemical makeup, and the topography and composition of the ocean floors. Oceanography also includes ocean exploration. Also called oceanology.