On Wednesday December 7, two offices from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are teaming up to use an ROV to explore the wreck site of the sub that fired the shots that ushered the USA into World War II on the Pacific front — and you can be in on it!

At 6:30 HST (8:30 a.m. PST, 11:30 a.m. EST) anyone with a web connection can watch history unfold via live webcast. Join James Delgado, Brian Kennedy, Frank Cantelas, and Hans Van Tilburg on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer as they survey two Japanese minisubs near Pearl Harbor.

One of the two subs fired on the USS Ward, a destroyer that stoically returned fire over an hour before the more well-documented air attacks.

Get a first look at the condition of the wreck site after 75 years at the bottom of the Pacific.

For front-row seats to this historic exploration, check out the NOAA website at oceanexplorer.noaa.gov.


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