During our survey of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary our team used many of our sampling capabilites to collect specimens for further analysis. From long-standing workhorses, like the manipulator arm, to cutting-edge soft robotic technology, we used it all during this leg of the 2017 expedition season. Learn more about this expedition.
Continuing north along the California coast to Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (CBNMS), offshore the San Francisco Bay Area, Nautilus will visually survey deep-water habitat that has never been explored and characterize habitat, species, and communities. Recently expanded to protect 1,286 square miles of offshore habitat including continental shelf, Cordell Bank, and Bodega Canyon, as well as smaller canyons along the continental slope, most newly added areas of CBNMS have not been explored.