Whorls of Oregon Triton Snail Eggs
Whorls of bright white bits coat crevices of rock outcroppings. The source? Oregon triton (Fusitriton oregonensis) snails churning out hundreds of tiny eggs. The Nautilus team spotted this spiraling snail factory at 248m depth in Quinault Canyon, NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.
Returning to the Pacific Northwest, Nautilus will launch an expedition with dual objectives in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, covering 3,189 mi2 of coastal and offshore waters along one of the least developed coastlines of the continental US.