2017 Expedition

Mapping Revillagigedo Archipelago

Oct 3, 2017 to Oct 17, 2017 — NA089

Moving south along the Baja California Peninsula, Nautilus will continue multibeam mapping operations in three areas to facilitate later explorations in the Revillagigedo Archipelago. The largest and highest priority area encompasses the island of Socorro and extends southwards along the Mathematician Ridge. The second and third areas encompass the islands of San Benedicto and Roca Partida, extending down their submarine slopes.

The submarine parts of these islands remain largely unexplored despite the occurrence of active volcanism and their importance as gathering and breeding places for large pelagic fish, reptiles, and marine mammals, such as humpback whales, that migrate along the west coast of the United States. Multibeam mapping data are critical to the assessment of habitat characteristics over a wide range of water depths, and are essential for the management and preservation of this unique marine environment and newly-designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meet the Team

Photo of Laura Almodóvar Acevedo
Seafloor Mapping Intern
Photo of Robert Boyd
Video Engineering Intern
Photo of Letha DeMont
Science/Data Team
Photo of Lindsay Gee
Science/Data Team, Mapping
Photo of Ethan Gold
Data Engineer
Photo of Beth Gonzalez
Science/Data Team
Photo of Renato Kane
Photo of Daniel Kohn
Science Communication Fellow, Artist at Sea
Photo of Ed McNichol
Video Engineer
Photo of Mary Nichols
Video Engineer
Photo of Nicole Raineault
Expedition Leader
Photo of Miles Saunders
Photo of Sarah Walsh
Seafloor Mapping Intern
Photo of Samantha  Wishnak


Album: Brush in Hand: Watercolor Studies From the 2017 Artist at Sea
Brush in Hand: Watercolor Studies From the 2017 Artist at Sea
18 photos
October 16, 2017