Ship Chats with Exploration Vessel Nautilus

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Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street), Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

Come join Exploratorium staff for a series of live chats with scientists and educators on board the Exploration Vessel Nautilus as they explore the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary off Santa Barbara, California. In addition to documenting deep-sea ecosystems and geology, technicians will be piloting Hercules, a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) to explore ancient shorelines that became submerged by rising seas after the last ice age. The expedition season will target the ancient submerged shorelines and deep-sea ecosystems of Oregon and possibly discover caves once used by Native Americans during the last ice age when sea level was much lower than today. Other deep-sea targets are Northern California’s Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary whose sea floor has never been explored and a study of ocean acidification impacts in the Olympic Coast Canyon off the coast of Washington.

The Exploratorium is hosting a series of live chats 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.