Current Status
In Transit
We are in transit to our next ROV dive site south of Santa Cruz and Anacapa Islands to explore at 500m along Footprint Reef. This 32 hour-long dive will launch October 23 around 4am PT.
Ship Location
Channel Islands NMS

Live Data

ROV Hercules Depth
ROV Argus Depth
Water Temperature
Latest Observations

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Our team is not available to answer questions at this time. Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, we have reduced our staffing aboard E/V Nautilus. Tune in on October 23 from 9-10am PT when the team will be available to answer questions.

Channel Islands NMS & Santa Lucia Bank

This expedition aims to continue work previously conducted by the U.S. West Coast Deep-Sea Coral Initiative and the EXpanding Pacific Research and Exploration of Submerged Systems (EXPRESS). To date, the majority of seafloor characterization has focused on nearshore and shallow areas.

Current Watch

Hercules Pilot

Argus Pilot


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