Gigantic Elaborate Hydrothermal Vents off British Columbia
The team of E/V Nautilus, in partnership with Ocean Networks Canada, explores these massive, beautiful chimneys spewing dark clouds of superheated hydrothermal vent fluid near the coast of British Columbia.
The E/V Nautilus will transit up the west coast of the United States to explore Canadian waters for the first time. The mission is to install and connect the Internet to the deep sea the west coast of Canada in the northeast Pacific.
Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) operates world leading cabled ocean observatories that supply continuous power and Internet connectivity to a broad suite of subsea instruments. The ONC observatory installations span one of the widest ranges of ocean environments found anywhere in the world.