As the ship concluded the NA022 leg of the expedition, a large portion of the crew disembarked and we headed out to Cyprus. Upon arrival, we transferred onsigners and began prepartions for diving while giving some tours to the press and local officials. NA023 has officially begun!
Nautilus was diving at the Eratosthenes Seamount in search of signs indicating active hydrothermal vents, where warm chemical-rich water is seeping out of the seafloor, and the exotic animals that live on them. While searching for evidence of geological and biological activity, we came across both modern and ancient garbage.