Ending of the Eratosthenes Seamount Expedition
26 Aug 2012 - It is the last day of our leg of the Eratosthenes Seamount Expedition in the Mediterranean Sea. We have enjoyed our time here exploring the biology, geology, and archaeology of this beautiful area.
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.