Blizzard of Pyrosomes
Blizzards of pyrosomes swirl around the ROVs as we enter the first few hundred feet of the water column. Made up of thousands of individual clones, these colonial tunicates are also commonly known as "sea pickles" or "fire bodies," thanks to their flashy blue-green bioluminescent displays.
E/V Nautilus will launch her third season in the Pacific Ocean exploring Canadian waters with Ocean Networks Canada (ONC). ONC operates world-leading cabled ocean observatories that supply continuous power and Internet connectivity to a broad suite of subsea instruments. The ONC NEPTUNE observatory installation, off Vancouver Island’s west coast, spans one of the widest ranges of ocean environments found anywhere in the world.