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Live Webcast from the Ocean Floor With Exploration Vessel Nautilus

Saturday, August 27, 2016 • 1:30 p.m.
Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street), Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery

Included with museum admission.

All Ages


Join us on the web or in person for a live chat with scientists and educators on board the Exploration Vessel Nautilus as it uses an ROV (remotely-operated vehicle) to explore the ocean floor just offshore from the Bay Area.

The Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, covering some 3,300 square miles of ocean, contains and protects ecosystems from the deep sea floor to open ocean and rocky intertidal and beach communities, as well as more than 400 shipwrecks. In this webcast we’ll be speaking with scientists from NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary about the unique geology and oceanography of the sanctuary and how it contributes to the rich feeding grounds for whales, fish, and birds found just off our coast and in the Bay.

The Exploratorium is hosting a series of live webcasts with scientists and educators on board the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, who have been exploring the ocean floor and sharing their discoveries live with the public worldwide.

Photo courtesy of Cornelia Oedekoven/NOAA.